SAS Scandinavian Airlines has announced that it’s too take 55 additional A320neo’s. They will be split 30-25 between owned outright and leased.
The plan is to take all of the aircraft by 2023 and dispose of all the 737’s, creating an entirely Airbus fleet. The cost savings of a single airframe with a single engine type will save 20% in maintenance costs alone.
Airbus announced that it was temporarily ending A320neo development and concentrating entirely on ramping up production and deliveries. Pratt & Witney have said that all issues with the GTF engine will be resolved by the end of this month after a year of delays.