Airbus has landed a $16 billion deal with India’s IndiGo for 180 aircraft which is the largest single order for aircraft in commercial aviation history.
The tentative order includes 30 of Airbus original A320 single-aisle jets and 150 of Airbus’s new engine option A320s, due out in 2016. This is Airbus’s first order for the A320 NEO which Airbus says will save carriers 15 percent on fuel costs.
IndiGo, a low cost carrier, already had ordered 100 A320s from Airbus in 2005.
The airline will select the engines for the A320 neo jets later. The new A320s come with the option of CFM International’s LEAP-X engine and Pratt & Whitney’s PurePower PW1100G engine.
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