- 15 July 2014
BOC Aviation orders an additional 43 A320 Family aircraft
- 15 July 2014
SMBC Aviation Capital orders 115 A320 Family aircraft
- 14 July 2014
IAG orders 20 A320neo Family aircraft
- 3 July 2014
Airbus offers added seating capacity for the A320 Family while retaining modern comfort standards
- 1 July 2014
Airbus’ first A320neo reaches completion
- 1 July 2014
The first A320neo Family jetliner is readying for the company’s flight-test programme
- 1 June 2014
Air New Zealand selects A320neo Family to modernise single aisle fleet
- 5 May 2014
Royal Brunei Airlines selects the A320neo
- 17 March 2014
Airbus starts final assembly of best-selling A320neo
- 11 February 2014
Building the future: Airbus’ first A320neo to fly begins final assembly in March
- 21 November 2013
Airbus’ A320neo is on schedule for upcoming programme milestones
- 18 November 2013
Libyan Wings orders three A350 XWBs and four A320neo’s
- 8 November 2013
A320neo programme starts first major-component assembly
- 25 September 2013
BOC Aviation orders 25 A320 Family aircraft, including 12 A320neo
- 10 September 2013
The A320neo product line’s LEAP-1A powerplant begins its certification phase
The A320 New Engine Option
The market-leading A320neo (new engine option) Family is the world’s best-selling single-aisle aircraft product line – providing unbeatable efficiency and comfort to its global customer base.
As a reference for traditional airlines and low-cost carriers alike, NEO aircraft benefit from Airbus’ reputation for continuous innovation. Among the enhancements incorporated on A320neo Family jetliners – which comprise the A319neo, A320neo and A321neo – are two latest-generation powerplant choices (Pratt & Whitney’s PurePower PW1100G-JM and the CFM International LEAP-1A), the incorporation of Sharklets wingtip devices and additional cabin optimisation.
These improvements will result in 20 per cent fuel savings per seat compared with current engine option (CEO) aircraft by 2020, along with two tonnes more payload, up to 500 nautical miles additional range, lower operating costs, and reductions in engine noise and emissions.
In January 2016, this new era in single-aisle efficiency officially opened with the delivery of the first A320neo Family aircraft – and A320neo equipped with Pratt & Whitney PurePower® Geared Turbofan™ engines – to launch operator Lufthansa. Airbus followed this with another milestone NEO handover: the no. 1 LEAP-1A powered A320neo version, which was received by Turkey’s Pegasus Airlines during July 2016.
Another key programme achievement was reached in February 2016 with first flight of the A321neo equipped with CFM International LEAP-1A engines.
As of August 2016, the A320neo Family has received nearly 4,800 orders from over 80 customers – capturing a 60 percent market share since its launch in 2010.