ITA Airways expands fleet with new orders for 28 Airbus aircraft
These new Airbus aircraft will expand the initial ITA Airways fleet with a new generation aircraft with better environmental performance, equipped with latest technologies.
ITA Airways, Italy’s new national carrier, that signed an MOU in September with Airbus, has ordered 28 aircraft, including seven A220s, 11 A320neos and 10 A330neos, the latest version of the most popular A330 widebody airliner. In addition, the airline will pursue its plans to lease A350s to complement its fleet modernisation.
“Today the strategic partnership with Airbus takes an important step forward with the finalisation of the order we announced last September. In addition to this agreement, possibilities for further collaboration have emerged, in particular regarding technological developments in the aviation sector and digitalisation, where Airbus is the market leader. All this is part of the actions to achieve our environmental sustainability objectives, ” said Alfredo Altavilla, executive president, ITA Airways.
“We are very proud to partner with ITA Airways in building its long-term future with the most efficient, latest technology Airbus aircraft. This agreement supports ITA Airways business objectives to develop its network in Europe and internationally in the most sustainable way,” said Christian Scherer, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer and Head of Airbus International.
These new Airbus aircraft will expand the initial ITA Airways fleet with a new generation aircraft with better environmental performance, equipped with the latest technologies and state-of-the-art cabins to guarantee maximum operational efficiencies for the airline and the best comfort to travelers.
Formation fight A330-900 A220-100 – A320neo
The A220 is the only aircraft purpose-built for the 100-150 seat market and brings together state-of-the-art aerodynamics, advanced materials and Pratt & Whitney’s latest-generation geared turbofan engines.
The A220 delivers up to 25 percent lower fuel burn and CO2 emissions per seat compared to previous generation aircraft, and 50 percent lower NOx emissions than industry standards. In addition, the aircraft noise footprint is reduced by 50 percent compared to previous generation aircraft – making the A220 a good neighbour around airports.
The A320neo Family is the most successful aircraft family ever and displays 99.7 percent operational reliability rate. The A320neo provides operators with 20 percent reduction in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions – The A320neo Family incorporates the latest technologies including new generation engines and Sharklet wing-tip devices.
The Airbus A330neo is a true new-generation aircraft, building on features popular for the A330 Family and developed for the latest technology A350. Equipped with a compelling Airspace cabin, the A330neo offers a unique passenger experience with the latest-generation in-flight entertainment systems and connectivity.