Delivery of the first Airbus A320 equipped with fuel-saving Sharklets will be made to AirAsia at the end of this year.

AirAsia, the world’s largest Airbus A320 customer, has announced at the ILA Airshow 2012 in Berlin that it will become the first operator of the A320 with Sharklet wing-tip devices.

Airbus announced on September 11, 2012 that AirAsia, the world’s largest Airbus A320 customer, would become the first operator of an A320 fitted with ‘Sharklets’ when it took delivery of the first A320 equipped with the fuel-saving wing-tip devices at the end of 2012. The Sharklet-equipped flight-test A320 is photographed here along with AirAsia and Airbus executives announcing the deal at Berlin Schönefeld Airport during the ILA Airshow 2012 trade air show

 


Delivery of the first Airbus A320 equipped with fuel-saving Sharklets will be made to AirAsia at the end of this year.

The Sharklet-equipped A320 exhibited on static and flying display at the ILA Berlin Air Show is the flight-test aircraft for CFM56-5 engines and will also be delivered to AirAsia in 2013.

The flight-test A320 equipped with Sharklets is photographed during its rehearsal flying display before the opening of the ILA Airshow 2012 in berlin in September 2012

 

“The A320 has played a key role in our success, enabling us to offer our passengers the lowest fares possible and completely redefine short-haul travel in Asia,” said Tony Fernandes, AirAsia Group CEO. “Now we are looking forward to become the first airline in the world to start operating this most fuel-efficient aircraft.”

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