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Farnborough rush takes A320neo backlog past 3,000

written by australianaviation.com.au | July 16, 2014
The first of more than 3,000 A320neos. (Airbus)
The first of more than 3,000 A320neos. (Airbus)

The rush of orders at this week’s Farnborough Airshow has seen the order backlog for the Airbus A320neo Family exceed 3,000 aircraft.

Ordered by 57 customers since being launched in December 2010, the A320neo is the fastest selling jet airliner in history.

“We’ve given customers many reasons to prefer the A320neo Family and our customers have given us 3,000 reasons for making it the world’s favourite and fastest selling single aisle aircraft by far, Airbus’s COO Customers, John leahy said in a statement. “With 15 per cent reduced fuel burn, an additional 500nm range and the widest most comfortable cabin in its category, the A320neo Family is the single aisle aircraft of choice with 57 customers worldwide – twice as many as the competitor.”

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The first A320neo was rolled out on July 2, and the aircraft is expected to enter service in late 2015.

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5 Comments

  • Brett

    says:

    I can’t wait to see A320neo’s in Qantas colours 😉

  • Raymond

    says:

    Wow, the A320 family certainly is popular! The resilience of the airline industry and the money they seem to find to order new aircraft doesn’t cease to amaze me (when one considers their often lacklustre financials). How is Airbus going to keep up with production?

  • John

    says:

    Brett, I think you mean Jetstar colours. Qantas surely won’t get the A320.

  • Glen

    says:

    I do belive that Qantas has ordered some A320neos but then they ordered 787s too look what happened to those

    • australianaviation.com.au

      says:

      The Qantas Group which includes Jetstar has ordered A320neos, and as the article says, they haven’t ruled out that some may be deployed on mainline services.

      Cheers

      Andrew

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