Delta Orders 25 Additional Airbus A321neo Jetliners

By Paul Riegler on 22 April 2021
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Delta Air Lines said Thursday it would order 25 Airbus A321neo aircraft. The new order is in addition to the airline’s 2017 order for 100 of the same plane.

The order calls for the A321s to be powered by Pratt & Whitney PW100G-JM engines.  It also includes an option for 25 additional ones.

The Atlanta-based airline said it would use the to accelerate the retirement of older aircraft and reduce its carbon footprint.

The A321 is part of the A320neo family of planes and incorporates many innovations through the incorporation of the latest generation engines and large sharklet wingtip devices.

The aircraft will be up to 20% more fuel efficient than current generation aircraft on a per seat basis based on fuel burn. In addition, its nitrogen oxide emissions will be 50% below current regulatory limits.

“Adding these new efficient narrow-body jets to our fleet means more career opportunities for our pilots and more capacity to grow our network during the recovery, solidifying our leadership position as more customers return to fly with Delta,” said John Laughter, the airline’s chief of operations, in a memorandum to pilots, which was viewed by Frequent Business Traveler.

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