Airbus has received a firm order for 28 aircraft from ITA Airways. For the unaware, ITA Airways is the new national flag carrier of Italy. The order includes seven A220s, eleven A320neos, and ten A330neos. The Airbus A330neo is the most latest version of the most popular A330 wide-body airliner. The order confirms the Memorandum of Understanding announced on 30th September 2021. 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 of 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.
A Look at the Airbus Aircraft That Have Been Ordered by ITA Airways
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 A320neo Family is the most successful aircraft family ever and displays a 99.7% operational reliability rate. The A320neo provides operators with a 20% reduction in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
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.