easyJet takes delivery of its first A321neo

July 18, 2018 Photo(s): By Airbus

easyJet has taken delivery of its first of 30 A321neo aircraft at a delivery event at the Farnborough international Airshow, attended by easyJet CEO Johan Lundgren, President of CFM International Gaël Méheust and Airbus CEO Tom Enders.

The aircraft is powered by CFM Leap-1A engines. The A321neo is the largest member of the Airbus single aisle family with 235 seats in easyJet's configuration, making it the largest aircraft in its fleet of 308 Airbus aircraft. easyJet currently operates 10 A320neo Family aircraft from an order for 130.

Featuring the widest single aisle cabin in the sky, the efficient A320neo Family incorporates the very latest technologies including new generation engines and Sharklets, which together deliver more than 15 percent fuel and CO2 savings from day one and 20 percent by 2020 as well as 50 percent noise reduction. With more than 6,100 orders received from over 100 customers, the A320neo Family has captured some 60 percent of the market.