Posted: Mon 2nd Jun 2014

Over a thousand A330 aircraft could be ordered from Airbus if engine choice is revamped

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Monday, Jun 2nd, 2014

Airbus could sell more than 1000 of its long range jet, the A330 if the company decide to add a modern engine to the craft. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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A decision has not been made whether to go ahead with a re-engined version of the corporations most popular wide-body model. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The choice of engines could also determine the popularity of the revamp, with airlines typically pushing for economy and fuel savings. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The decision on whether to offer one choice of engines, most likely from Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC, or two, which would also include General Electric Co, depends chiefly on how many airplanes Airbus and its suppliers believe they can sell. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Meanwhile Air New Zealand buys 14 new Airbus A320neos
Air New Zealand has signed a deal to purchase 14 next generation Airbus A320s worth $1.6 billion.
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The order, which is for 13 Airbus A320neo and larger A321neo planes, they have also ordered one A320. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The new A320neo will offer fuel savings of up to 15 per cent and would save the national carrier $1.9m on fuel a year. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Air New Zealand CEO Christopher Luxon said ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“That’s fantastic for an airline like us, because it just means we can continue to keep pressure on fares,” he said. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Air New Zealand was believed to have received a discount on the list price of the aircraft. The actual price paid was not revealed. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Airbus already has 2,700 orders for A320neo models from 50 airlines around the globe. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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