India-based airline IndiGo placed a firm order for 300 aircraft in Airbus’ A320neo passenger jet family on Tuesday. According to Airbus, the order includes a mix of A320neo, A321neo and A321XLR aircraft. In addition to bringing IndiGo’s total A320neo family aircraft orders up to 730, the agreement represents one of the largest single-operator orders in Airbus’ history.
“We are delighted that IndiGo, one of our early launch customers for the A320neo, continues to build its future with Airbus, making IndiGo the world’s biggest customer for the A320neo Family,” said Airbus CEO Guillaume Faury. “We are grateful for this strong vote of confidence as this order confirms the A320neo Family as the aircraft of choice in the most dynamic aviation growth markets.”
Airbus delivered the first A320neo in January 2016 and the first A321neo in April 2017. The A320neo typically seats between 150 and 180 passengers in a two-class configuration, has a range of 3400 NM and can be powered by either Pratt & Whitney’s PurePower PW1100G-JM geared turbofan or CFM International’s LEAP-1A engines. Airbus says it has firm orders for more than 6,650 aircraft in the A320neo family as of Sept. 2019.