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EasyJet takes delivery of its first Airbus A321neo jet

EasyJet takes delivery of its first Airbus A321neo jet

EasyJet has taken delivery of its first of 30 Airbus A321neo aircraft at a delivery event at the Farnborough international Airshow, attended by easyJet CEO Johan Lundgren, President of CFM International Gaël Méheust and Airbus CEO Tom Enders.

The aircraft is powered by CFM Leap-1A engines. The A321neo is the largest member of the Airbus single aisle family with 235 seats in easyJet’s configuration, making it the largest aircraft in its fleet of 308 Airbus aircraft. easyJet currently operates 10 A320neo Family aircraft from an order for 130.

Featuring the widest single aisle cabin in the sky, the efficient A320neo Family incorporates the very latest technologies including new generation engines and Sharklets, which together deliver more than 15 percent fuel and CO2 savings from day one and 20 percent by 2020 as well as 50 percent noise reduction. With more than 6,100 orders received from over 100 customers, the A320neo Family has captured some 60 percent of the market.

The Airbus A320neo family (neo for new engine option) is a development of the A320 family of narrow-body airliners produced by Airbus, the original family is renamed A320ceo, for current engine option. Launched on 1 December 2010, it made its first flight on 25 September 2014 and it was introduced by Lufthansa on 25 January 2016. Re-engined with CFM International LEAP-1A or Pratt & Whitney PW1000G engines and with large sharklets, it should be 15% more fuel efficient. Three variants are based on the previous A319, A320 and A321. Airbus received 6,031 orders by March 2018 and delivered 318 by May 2018.

EasyJet Airline Company Limited, styled as easyJet, is a British low-cost carrier airline headquartered at London Luton Airport. It operates domestic and international scheduled services on over 820 routes in more than 30 countries. easyJet plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index. easyGroup Holdings Ltd (the investment vehicle of the airline’s founder Stelios Haji-Ioannou and his family) is the largest shareholder with a 34.62% stake. It employs nearly 11,000 people, based throughout Europe but mainly in the UK.

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