Airbus Gets A321Neo Orders From TransAsia Airways In Paris Air Show 2011 At Le Bourget

By on Jun 21, 2011 in Business, Europe, Travel, World Comments
Airbus and TransAsia Officials
Airbus and TransAsia Airways Officials
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At the 2011 Paris Air Show in Le Bourget, Taiwan-based airline TransAsia Airways reportedly placed a firm order with Airbus for six A321neo aircraft reportedly worth $600 million, according to a press release by Airbus on its official website on Tuesday, June 21, 2011.

The new aircraft, according to TransAsia, will enable the airline to respond to strong growth on regional services particularly the direct routes between Taiwan and China.

“With 18 years of successful operations with the A320 Family we have benefited from the low operating costs and exceptional reliability offered by the Airbus single aisle product line”, Vincent Lin, chairman of TransAsia Airways said in a statement.

Recent reports mentioned that the A321neo is the largest model in the recently launched A320neo series. It has the combination of new engines and large wing tip devices called sharklets that deliver fuel savings of 15 percent and additional range capability of 500 nautical miles (950 kilometers).

“This order from TransAsia represents another vote of confidence from the Asian region in the latest versions of the best-selling A320 Family, said John Leahy, Chief Operating Officer of Airbus.

Reports also mentioned that TransAsia Airways currently operates five A321s and two A320s on domestic and regional services. It has already six sharklet-fitted A321s on order for future delivery, in addition to the order made today.



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