(23 Apr 2021)
Delta has placed a firm order with Airbus for 25
A321neo aircraft, powered by Pratt & Whitney PW1100G-JM engines.
This new deal is in addition to Delta’s 2017 order
of 100 A321neo aircraft.
The airline has also accelerated
delivery of two A350-900 aircraft as well as two A330-900neo
“With our customers ready to reclaim the joy of
travel, this agreement positions Delta for growth while accounting
for the planned retirements of older narrowbody aircraft in our
fleet, reducing our carbon footprint, increasing efficiency and
elevating the customer experience,” said Mahendra Nair, Delta’s
Senior Vice President – Fleet Strategy. “We thank Airbus for their
steadfast partnership during the pandemic and look forward to
working with them as we take delivery of the A321neo as well as
our accelerated A350 and A330-900neo deliveries.”
This latest order from Delta Air Lines brings the
A321neo’s total order since introduction to nearly 3,500, with
more than 500 aircraft already in fleets around the world.
“We have managed the challenges of the last year
together with our customers, and it is gratifying to be taking
steps like this one towards the regrowth of our industry with our
long standing partner, Delta,” said Christian Scherer, Airbus
Chief Commercial Officer.
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