Lufthansa Group buys more new generation short- and medium-haul aircraft

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed October 1, 2018 16:51

Lufthansa Group buys more new generation short- and medium-haul aircraft

Deutsche Lufthansa board of directors has approved the purchase of 27 short- and medium-haul aircraft. Purchase options for 24 A320neo and three A321neo will be converted into firm orders.

The total investment of this order amounts to a list price of approximately $3bn. This order increases the total number of A320neo and A321neo orders to 149 for the Group, 13 of them are already operating with Lufthansa.

The A320neo and A321neo are scheduled for delivery in 2023 and 2024. Ten of the 27 new aircraft are intended for SWISS, the remaining aircraft will be in service by other flight operations within the Aviation Group.

One part of the order will be equipped with Pratt & Whitney engines (PW1100G), the other with LEAP-1A engines from CFM International. This means that both engine types will continue to be available to the Lufthansa Group in roughly equal proportions for the “Neo” family.

As all Lufthansa A320 Family aircraft, the A320neo and A321neo are serially equipped with noise-reducing vortex generators. An A320neo taking off has a noise carpet that is around 50 percent smaller than that of other aircraft of this type.

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed October 1, 2018 16:51