Thursday, September 18, 2014

Lufthansa, easyJet order A320s

German aviation group Deutsche Lufthansa AG said Wednesday that it has approved an order to purchase 25 more A320 family aircraft as part of the modernization of its aircraft fleet. The airline will fund the purchase with its cash reserves or through external funding arrangements. The airline's supervisory board approved the purchase of 15 fuel-efficient Airbus A320neo aircraft and 10 Airbus A320ceo aircraft at its meeting earlier in the day. (Source: Airbus, RTT, 09/17/14) In addition, easyJet has placed an order for 27 additional current engine option A320s, taking its combined total order for the type to 315 aircraft. (Source: Airbus, 09/18/14) Gulf Coast note: Airbus is building an A320 final assembly line in Mobile, Ala.