AirAsia to add fuel efficient Airbus A320neo to its fleet

Published on : Saturday, January 30, 2016

airasiaIn a step that is in line with AirAsia’s commitment towards climate change and taking proactive steps to reduce the carbon footprint, the airline will add fuel efficient four Airbus A320neo aircraft to its fleet, in the second half of this year and 200 more by 2028.

Group Chief Pilot, Technical and Efficiency, Rajesh Gill, said, the A320neo aircraft will deliver fuel savings of up to 20 percent and have the ability to carry two tonnes more, in terms of payload for a given range.

“AirAsia placed orders for four A320neo aircraft earlier, and the first delivery is slated for either June or July of this year,” he said, adding, the engines are still being certified at the moment, by the manufacturer.

The new A320neo aircraft are powered by CFM International’s new LEAP-X engines and will fly all routes operated by the budget airline.

AirAsia will be the first airline globally to use the Airbus A320 Sharklet-equipped aircraft, which reduces carbon emissions caused by wing-tip drag, said Rajesh.


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