By Juliet Van Wagenen | April 19, 2016
|Garuda Indonesia confirmed an order for 14 A330-900neo jetliners during a ceremony in London, UK held at 10 Downing Street – the official residence and office of the British Prime Minister. Pictured from left to right are: Eric Schulz, President Civil Aerospace for Rolls-Royce; M. Arif Wibowo, CEO of Garuda Indonesia; UK Prime Minister David Cameron; Tom Williams, Airbus’ Chief Operating Officer; and His Excellency Joko Widodo, President of Indonesia. Photo: Airbus|
[Avionics Today 04-19-2016] Garuda Indonesia has confirmed an order with Airbus for the purchase of 14 A330-900neos, the new re-engined version of the A330 widebody airliner, to support the company’s growth and business expansion in the future. Garuda Indonesia plans to use the A330neo to develop its medium- and long-haul networks, with the aircraft claiming to offer new technology along with more efficient operations. The order replaces and extends an existing order for seven A330-300 aircraft, and the A330neo will be delivered from 2019 onwards.
“This deal underlines the increasing importance of our ties with Indonesia — a fast growing economy and set to become the seventh largest in the world by 2030,” said British Prime Minister David Cameron who was present at the deal’s signing.