(06 Apr 2022, 12:12 +07) Eurowings has taken delivery of its first Airbus A320neo aircraft featuring the new Airspace cabin.
Eurowings’ technical team in Düsseldorf will now carry out the required work before the 180-seat aircraft’s first commercial flight with passengers takes off in early June. The aircraft’s registration is D-AENA.
The new Airspace cabin brings wide-body comfort to single-aisle aircraft. For example, the new baggage compartments in the Airspace Cabin have 40% more volume and can hold 60% more suitcases, as bags can be stowed vertically.
Another highlight is the new flexible lighting system, which adapts to passengers’ biorhythms depending on the phase of the flight and time of day, illuminating the cabin in either warm orange or cooler blue tones.
CFM LEAP engines on Eurowings’ A320neo reduce noise emissions by 50%
“The neo is the most visible sign so far of a series of more than 50 sustainability projects at Eurowings,” said Jens Bischof, CEO of Eurowings. “Significantly quieter and with considerable fuel and carbon savings, the aircraft is a decisive lever in the implementation of our ambitious environmental goals. The neo will help ensure that we – together with the entire Lufthansa Group – also lead the competition in the discipline of sustainability.”
Eurowings is the first and only airline in the Lufthansa Group to equip all 13 neo with the LEAP (Leading Edge Aviation Propulsion) engine from CFM. The new, significantly larger engines reduce noise emissions by 50% and can save a further 3,700 tonnes of carbon equivalents per aircraft and year.
Thanks to the reduced fuel consumption, the neo also has a range that is increased by about 500 kilometers compared to its predecessor. The 2.40-metre wing tips, so-called sharklets, will save an additional 800 tonnes of carbon equivalents per aircraft per year.
Eurowings is scheduled to receive a total of eight A320neo aircraft with 180 seats and five A321neo aircraft with 232 seats. A total of seven A320neo planes will be added to the fleet in 2022 with one more slated for delivery in 2024. Five Airbus A321neo aircraft will be delivered to Eurowings over the course of 2023.
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