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17 July 2014
Commercial Aircraft

The A320neo: A recipe for success

A320neo – Pratt & Whitney PW1100G-JM 3
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01 July 2014

A320neo – Pratt & Whitney PW1100G-JM 3

Pratt & Whitney’s PW1100G-JM is one of two new engine options for the NEO programme, which provides operators with an up to 15 per cent fuel-burn reduction or 950 kilometres additional range

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17 July 2014

Airbus stand-A320mock up – 2

The A320 jetliner family – composed of the A318, A319, A320 and A321 – is the world’s best-selling single-aisle product line

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17 July 2014

Airbus stand-A320neo mock up – 3

The Airbus A320neo will provide a double-digit reduction in NOx emissions and reduced engine noise

Summary

The market confirmed the Airbus’ A320neo programme’s right “ingredients” with firm orders for more than 300 of these highly efficient single-aisle aircraft announced during this week’s 2014 Farnborough Airshow.

Underscoring its continued success, the A320neo Family eclipsed the 3,000-order milestone as a result of this commercial activity – with the jetliners booked by 57 customers overall since the NEO’s launch in 2010. 
This ongoing market demand is based on a successful “recipe,” explained Klaus Roewe, Airbus’ Senior Vice President - A320neo Programme. “If you want to have a tasteful meal, you need to have good ingredients – so you need to have good materials and you need to have a good process.”
The A320neo starts with a solid base – the popular A320ceo (current engine option) Family which – with more than 6,100 aircraft delivered through June – has proven its in-service reliability, efficient operating economics and high comfort levels for a global operator base.  
While maintaining a 95 per cent commonality with CEO versions, the company is adding to this successful mix new fuel-efficient engine choices – Pratt & Whitney’s PW-1100JM and the LEAP-1A from CFM International – system upgrades, and further optimisation of the aircraft’s weight and aerodynamic performance.   
As a result, the A320neo Family – which will provide 15 per cent fuel savings to operators – has clearly demonstrated its market leadership, capturing a 60 per cent market share against other aircraft in its category. 
“You put it all together, let it ‘cook’ for about four years,” Roewe said. “And I can only say ‘bon appetite!’”
A320neo – Pratt & Whitney PW1100G-JM 3
 

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