Airbus: Lufthansa takes delivery of first A320neo
The Lufthansa Group, Airbus’ largest airline customer and operator, marks a major step in aviation history today by taking delivery of the first A320neo.
Equipped with the very latest Pratt & Whitney engines, the new super-efficient A320neo reduces emissions and noise as well as burning 15% less fuel than current generation aircraft.
Carsten Spohr, Chairman of the Executive Board and CEO of Deutsche Lufthansa AG said;
“We are happy that today we are the first airline worldwide to receive the Airbus A320neo. Featuring the leading technology of Airbus and Pratt & Whitney, the A320neo is by far the most efficient and most silent aircraft on short- and medium-haul routes.
With lower fuel consumption and consequently lower CO2 emissions, the A320neo has a clearly improved environmental performance.
Furthermore, the new jet engine technology makes the aircraft considerably quieter. As a result, we have ordered a total of 116 aircraft of this type for the airlines of the Lufthansa Group.
Today we prove once again that as an aviation company and airline group we are pioneers in the development and introduction of technical innovations. In this year alone the Lufthansa Group will receive a total of 52 new aircraft, a number we have not received in years”, says Spohr.
Fabrice Brégier, Airbus President and CEO said;
“Handing over the first A320neo to a world’s leading airline and long standing Airbus customer, Lufthansa, is a truly great day for everyone at Airbus.
This occasion marks a new step forward to delivering on our promises and meeting our industry’s goal for sustainable aviation.
The A320neo embodies Airbus’ passion and commitment to deliver maximum value and efficiency to our customers through continuous innovations.“
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