An affiliate of Macquarie AirFinance Group Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Macquarie Group Limited, listed in Australia, has placed a firm order for 20 A320neo aircraft to add to its existing portfolio of 119 Airbus aircraft (110 A320 Family and nine A330). This first time order for the A320neo, makes Macquarie AirFinance Group the newest customer for the type and re-enforces the appeal of the world's bestselling single aisle Family.
Engine selection will be made at a later date.
Macquarie is one of the world's largest Airbus lessors with airline customers globally particularly in Asia Pacific, Europe and the Americas.
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 share of the market.