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GECAS Delivers A320neo Azul

GE Capital Aviation Services Limited (GECAS), the commercial aircraft leasing arm of GE, today announced delivery of a new, leased Airbus A320neo to Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras S/A to expand and modernize the carrier’s fleet.

The Airbus A320neo aircraft, powered by CFM International LEAP-1A engines, is the first of eight scheduled for delivery to Azul by the end of 2019. All eight are part of GECAS’ existing order book with Airbus. CFM International is a joint venture between GE and Safran Aircraft Engines.

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“Our partnership with Azul is very important to GECAS,” said Alec Burger, president and CEO of GECAS. “We are extremely proud to be a part of the next phase of Azul’s development with the delivery of this A320neo powered by state-of-the-art CFM LEAP engines."

“This is a very special moment for us to receive our first Airbus, and we are very happy it’s from GECAS, which has been a long-term partner of Azul,” said David Neeleman, CEO of Azul.

Azul currently operates a fleet of about 120 aircraft to more than 100 destinations.

Source : General Electric - view original press release

Published on ASDNews: Oct 20, 2016

 

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