European carrier easyJet has reached an agreement with Airbus for the purchase of 17 A320neo that will extends the airline’s fleet plans into 2023. This new development takes easyJet’s total orders to 468 A320 Family aircraft, including 147 with the New Engine Option (NEO).
“This repeat order cements easyJet’s position as the largest European operator of our leading A320 family,” says Christian Scherer, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer. “We are delighted that our aircraft keep contributing to easyJet’s ongoing success.”
The aircraft are configured with 186 seats in a single class configuration and powered by Leap CFM engines.
easyJet currently operates a fleet of 316 A320 Family including 17 A320neo and three A321neo, making it the world’s largest airline operator of Airbus’ single aisle aircraft. easyJet serves over 130 European airports in some 31 countries operating over 1000 routes.
The single aisle A320neo family has more than 6,200 orders from over 100 customers since its launch in 2010. It incorporates latest technologies including new generation engines and Sharklet wing tip devices, which together deliver more than 15 percent in fuel savings from day one and 20 percent by 2020 with further cabin innovations. The A320neo also offers significant environmental performance with nearly 50 percent reduction in noise footprint compared to previous generation aircraft.