Wed, Oct 25, 2006
Air One Aims To Replace Boeing Fleet
While it's true Airbus isn't selling the number of planes lately
it has in the past... the company is still quite busy filling those
earlier orders. On Monday, Air One took delivery of its first A320
-- the first of 30 aircraft for the Rome based airline, which is
Italy's second largest.
Perhaps even more importantly, the A320 delivery makes Air One a
new Airbus customer and operator. The airline also flies Boeing
737s, serving 23 domestic and six international destinations. The
airline plans to introduce the A320s on both existing and new
routes in Europe.
Air One also selected CFM International CFM56-5B engines for all
its A320s. The airline chose a two-class cabin layout for up to 159
passengers, including what the airline calls more personal space in
"Our first A320 is further proof of how Air One is improving
quality and services for customers in line with our strategy and
growth objectives. The complete renewal of our fleet is once again
an indication of our attention to meeting our customers' needs,"
said Carlo Toto, the President of Air One.
Airbus states its popular A320
family of planes features the most modern design in its class, the
widest and most comfortable cabin, and the highest degree of
operational commonality of any single-aisle aircraft. It also
offers lower fuel burn and maintenance costs, superior short-field
performance and proven worth as an excellent financial
"We are pleased that Air One has made the choice for our
efficient A320, strengthening our presence in Italy, and we are
proud to accompany Air One in its strategy for growth," said Airbus
President and CEO Louis Gallois. "We look forward to seeing many
more Air One A320s across the European skies."
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