The Mexican airline signs a memorandum of understanding for 90 Airbus A321s which will be fitted out for 240 passengers and equipped with the Pratt & Whitney GTF engine.
90 more Airbus A321neos for Viva Aerobus
The Mexican airline signs a memorandum of understanding for 90 additional Airbus A321neos. Viva Aerobus indeed ordered its first Airbus A321neo in 2018, i.e. a first tranche of 25 copies, followed by a second to arrive at 45 A321neo firm orders including 19 delivered at the end of May 2023. The carrier also has 20 A320neo in the fleet alongside 20 A320ceos including five leased. In addition, there are nine A321ceos also on lease.
Renewal and growth
The future A321neos, which can carry up to 240 passengers, will be used both to renew the current fleet, particularly the A320ceos, and to grow the network and traffic. Viva Aerobus is clearly moving towards an all-A321neo fleet, which will result in a significant jump in capacity per aircraft. The A320s take 186 passengers. The A321neos are expected from 2027.
Pratt & Whitney GTF engines
The memorandum of understanding should logically turn into a firm order by the end of this year since the airline has already chosen the engines that will power the Airbus A321neo: the Pratt & Whitney GTF. Viva Aerobus started with the IAE V2500 on its A320ceo, then chose the GTF for its A320neo and therefore remains faithful to the American engine manufacturer. Engine control comes with MRO support with the services included in the EngineWise formula.