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LAN Orders 20 Airbus

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LAN Airlines, one of Latin Americas leading passenger and cargo airlines placed a firm order at Le Bourget Airshow in Paris for 20 A320neo aircraft as part of its expansion strategy and fleet renewal program.

The airline becomes the first in the region to sign a firm order for the A320neo.

The A320neo is offered as an option for the A320 Family and 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 less engine noise.

This purchase agreement, which brings LANs total Airbus orders to more than 170 aircraft, comes just months after LAN bought 50 A320 Family aircraft in December. The airline is slated to start operating A320s with Sharklets as of 2013.

Ignacio Cueto, LAN Airlines Chief Operating Officer, said, This order solidifies our continuous commitment to provide customers with the most modern technology in aviation thanks to the A320neos dramatic improvements to fuel efficiency and range capabilities. Adding the A320neo to our fleet is a huge step in ensuring LANs leadership in the region.

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

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