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Delta selects Airbus A321neo for narrowbody fleet renewal

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Agrees to firm order of 100 state-of-the-art A321neo aircraft with options of up to 100 additional jets; Delta TechOps to become Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul center for next-generation Pratt & Whitney geared-turbofan engines; Deliveries to begin in 2020 and will replace smaller, less technically advanced aircraft

 

See: http://news.delta.com/delta-selects-airbus-a321neo-narrowbody-fleet-renewal

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Heads will roll at Boeing's Chicago HQ.

Boeings penny wise, pound foolish mistake. Care so much to contest and block Bombardiers C series whilst they have no direct competitor to said aircraft. I believe Deltas decision have somehow been influenced by Boeings antics regarding the issue.

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Well, isn't the A321neo the closest replacement in terms of specs to the 757, which is why so many US airlines are ordering it?

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Well, isn't the A321neo the closest replacement in terms of specs to the 757, which is why so many US airlines are ordering it?

 

Yes, I tend to agree that it was mostly (95%) because the A321Neo's suitability for the task and that Delta Tech Ops will have the maintenance capability for the PW GTF. Maybe 5% of the decision was influenced by their C-series political problems.

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