Airbus: First CFM Powered A320neo Delivered
Hamburg, July 21, 2016: As first carrier worldwide, Pegasus took delivery of the first Airbus A320neo with CFMI’s LEAP-1A engines. The delivery already took place on Tuesday July 19. The Turkish low-cost airline holds an order for up to 100 A320neo Family aircraft. Pegasus along with Airbus and CFM top management and employees celebrated the delivery in a private ceremony at Airbus’ site in Hamburg. “Today, Pegasus, Airbus and CFM are making history. Introducing a new engine family in commercial service happens almost once in a lifetime. It’s a big deal, so we are very proud to do it with our long-term customer, Pegasus, and with Airbus,” said CFM International CEO Jean-Paul Ebanga. “This delivery marks the start of Pegasus’ fleet renewal with the most fuel efficient aircraft incorporating the latest technologies, aerodynamics, engines and a comfortable cabin,” said Mehmet Nane, CEO of Pegasus Airlines. “We have an ambitious expansion strategy and the A320neo will be the backbone of this.”
The A320neo Family incorporates the very latest technologies including fuel saving new generation engines and Sharklet wing tip devices.