SMBC Aviation Capitalan aircraft leasing company, ordered 60 additional aircraft in the A320neo familybringing its purchase book for this single-aisle model to nearly 340 units purchased directly from Airbus.
In addition to its existing orders for the A320neo family, “ this new order guarantees SMBC Aviation Capital a continuous delivery flow beyond the end of the decade », explained the European aircraft manufacturer in its press release, welcoming the “ long-standing strategic partnership between Airbus and SMBC Aviation Capital on the A320neo family program “.
“ This transaction further demonstrates the sustained global demand for technologically advanced and fuel-efficient aircraft, and comes against the backdrop of a continued strong recovery in air travel worldwide. added Peter Barrett, CEO of SMBC Aviation Capital. “ With sustainability and operational efficiency remaining key priorities for our customers, we expect even greater demand for aircraft such as the A320neo and A321neo in the years to come “.
The A320neo family incorporates the latest technologies, including next-generation engines (either CFM LEAP-1A or Pratt & Whitney PW1000G), sharklets and software to improve cabin efficiency, which together enable 20% fuel savings by 2020, according to Airbus. With more than 6,500 orders received from more than 100 customers since its launch in 2010, the A320neo family has captured approximately 60 percent of the single-aisle market.