Brussels Airlines today took delivery of it’s first Airbus A320neo aircraft, with a further four yet to be delivered to the carrier.
It is understood that the aircraft is laid out in an all-economy setup with 180 seats onboard, and is registered as OO-SBA.
Without further ado, let’s get into it…
Brussels Airlines Receives First Airbus A320neo…
OO-SBA, the first Airbus A320neo for Brussels Airlines departed the delivery center in Toulouse at 1139 local time this morning.
After a short flight across French airspace, OO-SBA landed into the Belgian capital at 1257 local time.
In a statement, Airbus said the following on the delivery:
“The A320neo is part of the airline’s fleet renewal strategy to operate the latest state of the art, efficient aircraft in order to meet Brussels Airlines’ ambitious sustainability targets.”
“The A320neo incorporates the latest technologies, including new-generation CFM International LEAP-1A engines for more efficiency and Sharklets for improved aerodynamics, which together reduce fuel burn and CO2 emissions by at least 20 per cent.”
“The aircraft is also a good neighbour at airports with a 50 per cent lower noise footprint compared to previous generation aircraft.”
“The new A320neo will join Brussels Airlines’ all Airbus fleet of 43 aircraft, including 34 A320 Family aircraft and nine A330-300s.”
“Perfectly sized for the European market, the new aircraft will enter into service on the carrier’s short- to medium-haul network.”
All eyes will be on the other four Airbus A320neos to be delivered to the airline in due course as continued fleet modernisation and expansion continues.
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