Posted on: 27 April 2011 by Mark Howells
ILFC has signed a contract for the purchase of 100 A320neo family aircraft, firming up the Memorandum of Understanding for the deal which was announced on 8 March 2011.
ILFC also confirmed its selection of Pratt & Whitney PW1100G engines for powering at least 60 of the aircraft. The agreement between Airbus and ILFC provides for model flexibility which initially includes both A320neo and A321neo types.
“The new A320neo aircraft will allow ILFC to offer a single-aisle aircraft that provides significant reduction in fuel consumption,” noted ILFC chief executive officer Henri Courpron. “We have already seen significant market interest and are looking forward to seeing the aircraft enter service with our first customers from 2015.”