Farnborough 2018: easyJet takes delivery of first A321neo

Farnborough 2018: easyJet takes delivery of first A321neo

easyJet has taken delivery of its first A321neo aircraft at the Farnborough international Airshow.

Welcoming the first of 30 of the planes to the fleet, the event was attended by easyJet chief executive Johan Lundgren, president of CFM International, Gaël Méheust, and Airbus chief executive 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 ten A320neo family aircraft from an order for 130.

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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 per cent fuel and CO2 savings from day one and 20 per cent by 2020 as well as 50 per cent noise reduction.

An A321neo is valued at US$129.5 million at list prices.