27 July, 2021

Air Lease Corporation deliver a brand new Airbus A321neo aircraft to SKY

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This week,  the leasing giant Air Lease Corporation confirmed the delivery of one new brand new Airbus A321neo aircraft on long-term lease to SKY of  Chile.  This is the first Airbus A321neo to operate in Chile. 

“ALC is pleased to deliver this new Airbus A321neo aircraft to SKY and be the first to introduce the aircraft to the airline and country of Chile,” said Matthew Stevens, Assistant Vice President of Marketing at Air Lease Corporation.  “It is a privilege to work with SKY, and we believe this next-generation aircraft will positively contribute to the airline’s sustainability and fleet operations.”

SKY’s A321neo aircraft are powered by CFM Leap-1A engines and can seat up to 238 passengers in a two-class layout. SKY is the first airline in South America to operate the A321neo with a high density cabin configuration.

The A321neo has a 95 percent airframe commonality with Airbus’ A320 Family, fitting seamlessly into SKY’s existing fleet of 19 A320neo. This aircraft incorporates new generation engines and Sharklets, which together deliver more than 20 percent fuel and CO2 savings, as well as a 50 percent noise reduction. Additionally, The A321neo shares a common type rating with other members of the Airbus A320 Family, which allows A320 Family pilots to fly the aircraft without additional training.

SKY has been an Airbus customer since 2010 and became an all-Airbus operator in 2013. The A321neo will allow SKY to further expand their route offering in Latin America in the near future.

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