Airbus delivers first A320neo to Lufthansa

The A320neo family features new generation engines and Sharklet wing tip devices.

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Airbus has delivered the first A320neo to The Lufthansa Group, Airbus’ largest airline customer and operator. Equipped with all new technology Pratt & Whitney PurePower Geared Turbofan engines, the A320neo is said to burn 15% less fuel than current generation aircraft from day one and 20% less by 2020.

“We are happy that today we are the first airline worldwide to receive the Airbus A320neo. Featuring the leading technology of Airbus and Pratt & Whitney, the A320neo is by far the most efficient and most silent aircraft on short- and medium-haul routes. With lower fuel consumption and consequently lower CO2 emissions, the A320neo has a clearly improved environmental performance. Furthermore, the new jet engine technology makes the aircraft considerably quieter. As a result, we have ordered a total of 116 aircraft of this type for the airlines of the Lufthansa Group,”states Carsten Spohr, chairman of the Executive Board and CEO of Deutsche Lufthansa AG.

The A320neo family incorporates the very latest technologies including new generation engines and Sharklet wing tip devices. With almost 4,500 orders received from nearly 80 customers since its launch in 2010, the A320neo family has captured some 60% share of the market.