SAS Orders 30 Airbus A320neo Family Aircraft

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Tuesday, 21 June 2011

SAS has signed a firm order for 30 Airbus A320neo Family aircraft.

These new A320neos will join the airlines existing fleet of eight A321s and four A319s, and enable SAS to transition to an all-Airbus fleet at its prime Copenhagen base. The engine decision has not yet been revealed.

The A320neo incorporates new more efficient engines and large Sharklet wing tip devices, which together will deliver up to 15% in fuel savings. This will represent some 3,600 tonnes less CO2 per aircraft, per year. In addition, the A320neo will provide a double-digit reduction in NOx emissions and reduced engine noise, thus being a good neighbour at any airport where SAS is operating the aircraft.

This aircraft order, on the newest Airbus A320, is a significant and important step in our renewal and harmonization of our aircraft fleet. Through this, we will operate with the markets most efficient and environmental friendly short- and medium distance aircraft, said Gran Jansson, SAS Deputy President & Chief Financial Officer.

SAS has been a customer of Airbus since 1980 and today operates 23 Airbus aircraft, including: 7 A340s; 4 A330s and 12 A320 Family aircraft.

The Paris Air Show is being held this week at Le Bourget near the French capital, Paris.

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