28-Oct-2011 9:08 AM

JetBlue signs firm order for 40 A320neo aircraft

JetBlue Airways finalised (27-Oct-2011) its firm order for 40 A320neo aircraft previously announced at the Paris Air Show in Jun-2011. The carrier has not yet announced its engine selection for the A320neo order. With this contract, JetBlue also converts 30 of its pre-existing orders for A320s to the larger A321 model with enhanced wingtip devices called Sharklets. In total, JetBlue currently has on order 40 A320neo aircraft, 30 A321s and 22 A320s. On the basis of Airbus' list prices, the 40 A320neos are worth more than USD3.6 billion. [more - original PR]