Nov 16, 2011
Aviation Capital Group (ACG), the United States based global aircraft leasing company, signed a purchase agreement with Airbus
for 30 eco-efficient A320neo
Family aircraft today at the 2011 Dubai Airshow.
This latest order from ACG for 30 A320neo’s brings the lessor’s total A320 Family order book to 98 aircraft. Engine selection on ACG’s A320neo fleet will be made at a later date.
“Faced with increasing fuel prices and tough competition, we are seeing a stronger than ever demand from our customers for modern fuel-efficient aircraft such as the A320neo,” said Stephen Hannahs, CEO and Group Managing Director, Aviation Capital Group. “With the neo, we are able to offer our customers a tool which cuts fuel burn by 15%. There’s no doubt that this aircraft will be snapped up by operators worldwide.”
“We may have taken more time that other Leasing Companies to make the neo selection, but we wanted to test customer reaction, financial community acceptance and the fit within the ACG long term fleet plan – it passed with flying colors on all counts,”said John Feren, EVP Global Marketing, Aviation Capital Group.
“It’s great to see ACG becoming the latest leasing company to order our new, fuel efficient A320neo,” said John Leahy, Chief Operating Officer Customers. “This is a clear signal from the market that the A320neo is a great long term investment and will be the backbone of lessors’ portfolios for the years to come.”