Posted on: 06 April 2011 by Ross McSweeny
Airbus has announced that with a majority of customers selecting Pratt & Whitney’s PurePower PW1100G for their A320neos, the engine has been give lead development status on the programme.
With total A320neo family commitments already past the 300 mark, Airbus has also decided to bring forward the entry-into-service of the new models from 2016 to October 2015.
“The exceptional market demand for the A320neo family as airlines recognise the operational, economic and environmental advantages which the neo will deliver, has encouraged us to advance the entry into service date,” explained John Leahy, Airbus’ chief operating officer, customers. “Together with our engine partners, Pratt & Whitney and CFMI, we’re making every possible effort to bring the first A320neo aircraft into service for our customers as quickly as possible.”