Delta Air Lines has placed a firm order for 25 A321neo aircraft from Airbus. This is in addition to Delta’s 2017 order of 100 A321neo aircraft.
These planes, the wings for which are manufactured in Broughton in the UK, will be powered by Pratt & Whitney’s PW1100G-JM engines.
Additionally, Delta has accelerated delivery of two A350-900 aircraft as well as two A330-900neo aircraft.
“We have managed the challenges of the last year together with our customers, and it is gratifying to be taking steps like this one towards the regrowth of our industry with our long standing partner, Delta", said Christian Scherer, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer.
Overall, A320neo aircraft deliver per-seat fuel improvements of 20%, along with additional range of up to 500 nautical miles or two metric tons of extra payload.
First delivered in April 2017, the A321neo shares 95% airframe commonality with the Airbus A320 Family, facilitating seamless integration into existing single-aisle fleets.
This latest order from Delta Air Lines brings the A321neo’s total order since introduction to nearly 3,500, with more than 500 aircraft already in fleets around the world.