Aircraft & Manufacturers
Two operators placed orders for Airbus aircraft in July marking the manufacturer’s first orders in . ...
  Airlines business
ATR today announces the sale of two ATR 72-500 aircraft from its asset management portfolio to Hi .. ...
Gulfstream delivered 30 business jets during the third quarter, one more unit than the same period . ...
Hãng hàng không Quốc gia Vietnam Airlines cho biết sẽ khai thác trở lại đường bay Hà Nội - Tuy Hoà . ...
Airlines business
Friday, 23/09/2020, 01:44:20 AM
Avianca signs MOU for 100 A320neos
Comment Comment |  Send To E-mail Send To E-mail |  Print Print
Latin American airline group Avianca has signed a memorandum of understanding for 100 AirbusA320neos, choosing to remain with the A320 family despite efforts from Boeing to switch the airline to 737s.

“After a thorough technical evaluation, we selected the A320neo family for its excellent fuel efficiency, reliability and comfort,” says Avianca chief executive Fabio Villegas. “These qualities are essential to further our growth and fleet modernisation strategy and improve our passenger experience.”

The latest order is Avianca's second for the A320neo. It ordered 51 A320 family aircraft, including 33 A320neos, in 2012. Avianca holds orders for almost 200 Airbus aircraft, and has almost 130 in operation. Airbus does not state if Avianca has made an engine selection for the latest order, but Avianca had previously picked the CFM International Leap-1A for its first A320neo order.

Villegas told Flightglobal in November that Avianca is planning an order for a "significant number" of narrowbodies, and is considering both the A320neo and 737 Max.

“Airbus is privileged to work with Avianca on this important agreement,” says John Leahy, Airbus chief operating officer, customers. “We are proud that Avianca will rely on the A320neo, its unbeatable productivity and fuel efficiency to renew its fleet."

Villegas had said Avianca plans to use the new narrowbodies for both replacement and growth. In November 2014, Boeing had expressed confidence that it could convert Avianca to the 737 Max.

"It's not a done deal – we’re in the middle of the conversations. But I'm bullish enough to be able to talk to you about the fact that we have a good chance there," said Boeing's vice-president of sales for Latin America, Africa and the Caribbean Van Rex Gallard then.

Airbus has won 245 firm orders for the A320neo family from seven airlines in Latin America, says the airframer.

Source: Flightglobal

Comment Comment |  All Comment
Other news [Back]
 ATR doubts low oil price will seriously impact orders  (23/01/2015)
 Airbus chief sets out priorities for 2015  (16/01/2015)
 American’s first 787 delivery delayed to 2015  (12/12/2014)
 Airbus to take back A340s as Finnair firms more A350s  (05/12/2014)
 Qatar fixes date for first A350 delivery  (05/12/2014)
 Bangkok Airways takes delivery of first ATR 72-600  (28/11/2014)
 AIRSHOW CHINA: Airbus not ready to build widebodies in China yet  (14/11/2014)
 Airbus starts assembling higher-weight A330  (10/11/2014)
 Boeing raises 737 yearly delivery target to 624 in 2018  (03/10/2014)
 EasyJet firms up remaining A320 options  (19/09/2014)
 Qantas Reports Big Loss as Restructuring Kicks In  (29/08/2014)
 US Airways retires last 737-400 after 26 years  (22/08/2014)
 Japan to acquire two 777-300ERs for VIP role  (15/08/2014)
 Airline Big Bucks Break Farnborough Show’s Sales Record  (08/08/2014)
 Boeing Sees Increasing Demand for Pilots, Mechanics  (01/08/2014)
 VALC News
On 19 Dec 2012, VALC successfully took delivery of the A321-231 aircraft with MSN 5418. This is the ...
Chi tiết
At 17:00 5th September, 2012 local time in Hamburg, Vietnam Aircraft Leasing Company (VALC)   ...
PRESS RELEASE  23-08-2012 11:12am
VALC delivered the first A321-200 to Vietnam Airlines.
Chi tiết
On November 5th, 2011, Vietnam Aircraft Leasing Company (VALC) took delivery of the EC155 B1 ...
VALC Valc, leasing, aircraft, plane, airlines, fastmoney, boeing, airbus, việt nam, airlines, viet nam, finance, investment Copyright © 2008 VALC.COM.VN
Back to top
Homepage  |   Contact  |   Make your homepage  |   Introduce VALC  |   RSS  RSS Feeds
Copyright © 2008 VALC.COM.VN. All Rights Reserved. Address: 6th Floor, No. 18 Ly Thuong Kiet Str., Phan Chu Trinh Ward, Hoan Kiem Dist., Hanoi, Vietnam.