Swiss International Air Lines orders up to 25 Fuel-Efficient A320neo

By Juliet Van Wagenen | September 23, 2014
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Rendering of the Swiss airline’s A320neo
Rendering of the Swiss airline’s A320neo. Photo: Airbus

[Avionics Today 09-23-2014] Lufthansa Group’s supervisory board has announced that Swiss International Air Lines — the national airline of Switzerland — will expand its A320 fleet with a firm order for 15 A320neo aircraft, plus an additional 10 of the type to be confirmed at a later stage. The fuel-efficient neo-fleet will gradually renew and replace Swiss’ existing fleet of A320 family aircraft, which include A319s, A320s, A321s, A330s and A340s.

Following in the “green” revolution, the A320neo (new engine option) incorporates new generation engines and large Sharklet wing-tip devices, which together deliver 15 percent in fuel savings and a reduction of 3,600 tons of CO2 per aircraft per year, according to Airbus. And the fuel burn saving is expected to improve to 20 percent across the entire family by 2020.

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