Delta In 40-Aircraft Airbus Order

Delta Air Lines is to purchase 30 A321s and 10 A330-300s from Airbus. The aircraft are scheduled for delivery between 2015 and 2017. “These A330s and A321s will provide tremendous flexibility for Delta to optimally manage our capacity over the next five years,” explained Delta CEO Richard Anderson. The first A330 delivery is scheduled for spring 2015, with three additional aircraft scheduled for that year, four in 2016, and the final two in 2017. The aircraft will be powered by General Electric CF6-80E1 engines. Delta's first three A321s are scheduled for delivery in the first quarter of 2016, with 12 more due in that year. The remaining 15 jets are scheduled for 2017. Delta has selected CFM International’s CFM56-5B engines to power the aircraft. The airline signed a suite of material support agreements with CFM, providing for the comprehensive repair and replacement of life-limited and non-life limited parts. The agreements also provide Delta with technical data for component repairs and engine overhaul to assist their operations.

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