Monday, November 18, 2013
Newly launched Libyan Wings signed a memorandum of understanding to buy four A320neo jetliners and three A350-900s. The purchase was announced at the 2013 Dubai Airshow. Libyan Wings, based in Tripoli, will start operations for passenger charter and freight in 2014. The A320neo incorporates new more efficient engines and wing tip devices that together deliver up to 15 percent in fuel savings. At the end of October 2013, firm orders for the NEO was 2,487 from 44 customers. (Source: Airbus, 11/18/13) Gulf Coast note: Airbus is building an A320 final assembly line in Mobile, Ala.