Royal Brunei Airlines has placed a firm order for seven A320neo aircraft along with options on three more, under the latest phase of its fleet modernization program.
The airline will operate its Airbus A320neo jets with a two-class layout installed. They will be deployed on Royal Brunei Airlines’ regional network linking Bandar Seri Begawan, the capital of Brunei, with destinations across Asia.
Royal Brunei Airlines has selected Pratt & Whitney PW1100G-JM engines to power its A320neos.
“RB has successfully operated the A320 family of aircraft since 2003. We are confident this latest NEO version will bring even greater levels of efficiency, with 15 per cent less fuel and a significantly reduced impact on the environment”, says Dermot Mannion, deputy chairman of Royal Brunei Airlines.
“At the same time, the new aircraft will offer unmatched levels of in-flight comfort, longer flying range and significant underfloor cargo capability,” adds Mannion.
Airbus says the Airbus A320 family has accumulated orders for more than 10,200 aircraft to date and more than 6,000 have been delivered.
The new A320neo incorporates new engines and “Sharklet” wing tip devices, which together will deliver up to 15 per cent in fuel savings, according to Airbus.
At the end of March, firm orders for the Airbus A320neo family stood at more than 2,700 aircraft from 50 customers, an order total Airbus says represents a 60 per cent share of orders for aircraft in the new family’s category.