Athens-based airline Sky Categorical has positioned a agency order for 4 A320neo plane, making it a brand new Airbus buyer and marking a foray into jets after working a pure turboprop fleet consisting of 5 ATR 72-500s and 6 ATR 42-500s. The Greek regional airline additionally not too long ago leased two A320neos from ACG Aviation Capital Group and on that event joined the worldwide checklist of 430 Airbus operators. Sky Categorical has chosen CFM-Worldwide’s Leap-1A turbofans to energy its plane.
Though by the tip of September Airbus had reported web orders for 300 jets, most have come from lessors. The cope with Sky Categorical marks Airbus’s first business plane order with a person airline since Spirit Airways of the U.S. signed for 100 A320neo-family jets on January 10.
“Our cooperation with Airbus, via the acquisition of six model new Α320neo plane, meets our ambition to modernize our fleet and have our firm transition to a brand new period,” stated Sky Categorical proprietor and head of IOGR Group Ioannis Grylos in an announcement. “The mix of essentially the most superior expertise together with the gas effectivity that this sort of plane gives are components that completely match the enterprise planning of SKY specific for a recent fleet that respects the surroundings and gives protected and high quality providers to its passengers.”