12-Jan-2011 9:23 AM

IndiGo commits to 180 A320s, largest jet order in aviation history

IndiGo signed (11-Jan-2011) a memorandum of understanding for 180 eco-efficient Airbus A320 aircraft of which 150 will be A320neos and 30 will be A320s. It is the largest single firm order number for large jets in commercial aviation history, and also makes IndiGo a launch customer for the A320neo. Engine selection will be announced by the carrier at a later date. The A320neo, available from 2016, incorporates new more efficient engines and wing-tip sharklets to deliver significant fuel savings of up to 15%, or up to 3600 tonnes of CO2 annually per aircraft. In addition, the A320neo provides a double-digit reduction in NOx emissions and reduced engine noise. [more]

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