David Velupillail, Marketing Director for Airbus Corporate Jets, is confident that the new Sharklet and new engine options can deliver up to 15% in fuel savings, a huge consideration for airlines flying every day.
In addition, Airbus expect a reduction of 8% in operational costs and a huge 10% reduction in emissions compared to the A320 series.
Orders are expected to reach more than 4,000 of the new reworked engines, which should be completed between late 2015 and early 2016 and with order books containing 2,600 already, targets should be reached.
The new engine options will be equipped with either the CFM International advanced LEAP-X engine or the Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1100G-JM.
Mr Velupillail said, “We will begin flight testing next year. The deliveries to the airlines won’t begin until the end of 2014. Eventually it will feed through to the corporate jets, but that is some way off yet.”