BOC Aviation places firm order for Airbus A320neo aircraft

BOC Aviation has placed a firm order with Airbus for the purchase of 50 A320 aircraft, including 25 Neos. The order comprises A320 and A321 variants; the company will make its engine selection for the aircraft at a later date.

Including this latest purchase agreement, BOC Aviation’s cumulative orders for new Airbus aircraft reach a total of 187, of which 131 have already been placed with airlines.

The A320neo will enter into service from late 2015, followed by the A319neo and A321neo in 2016. The A320neo range features latest-generation engines and large Sharklet wing-tip devices that together will deliver up to 15 per cent fuel savings.