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Malaysia Airlines to acquire 20 Airbus A330neos


The parent company of the Malaysian company has chosen the aircraft as part of the renewal program for its long-haul fleet.

Malaysia Airlines will acquire 20 long-haul Airbus A330neo aircraft, half from a lessor and half from the European manufacturer, announced on Monday.

Malaysia Aviation Group (MAG), the parent company of the Malaysian airline, has selected the aircraft as part of its long-haul fleet renewal program, Airbus said in a statement.

The initial agreement covers the acquisition of 20 A330-900s, of which 10 will be purchased from Airbus and 10 leased from Dublin-based Avolon,

” explains the aircraft manufacturer.

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No amount was provided, but the aircraft was worth $296.4 million per unit at a purely indicative list price, according to figures from 2018, the latest published by Airbus.

The price paid by the airlines is actually always much lower.

Already six A350-900s in the company's fleet

The A330neos will join six A350-900s already in the Malaysia Airlines fleet and will gradually replace its 21 conventionally powered A330ceos.

The A330neo - for "

new engine option

" - offers new generation engines that are more fuel efficient.

Airbus and MAG have also signed a letter of intent to explore the possibility of broader collaboration in the area of ​​sustainability, training, maintenance and airspace management, according to the same source.

Source: lefigaro

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