Azul Linhas Aereas which is a Brazilian Airline, has placed a firm order for 35 units of A320neo – a narrow-body aircraft. The order was confirmed by Europe’s Airbus today.
The $3.6 billion (2.3 billion pounds) worth order comes on top of 28 A320neo jets that the airline is leasing. The planes will be fitted with engines made by CFM International, which is a company co-owned by General Electric and Safran.
Azul Linhas Aereas is Brazil’s third-biggest airline. It unveiled its plans during April to add 11 Airbus wide-body jets to start service to the United States from early next year 2015.
Airbus stated these planes would be leased and the number of planes earmarked for international routes now stood at 12 which were initially seven A330-200s, followed by five A350-900s.