Tuesday, July 26, 2016

JetBlue increases A321 order

JetBlue has amended its purchase agreement with Airbus to include an additional 15 Airbus A321ceo (current engine option) and 15 A321neo (new engine option) jetliners. The New York-based airline, which already operates A321s, has not announced its engine selection for the newly ordered aircraft. Beginning in 2019, JetBlue has the flexibility to configure the New Engine Option aircraft to the Longer Range version of the A321 – the A321LR. Many of JetBlue’s newly ordered aircraft are expected to be assembled at the Airbus plant in Mobile, Ala. The first aircraft to be produced at the Airbus' U.S. Manufacturing Facility, a JetBlue A321 known as BluesMobile, is on public display today at the EAA AirVenture air show in Oshkosh, Wisc. BluesMobile entered service in the spring. (Source: Airbus, 07/26/16) More reading: Order opens door to European routes, Bloomberg, 07/26/16