Tigerair wants 50 from Airbus A320neo aircraft
Low cost Singapore, Tigerair, wants to modernize and expand its fleet with 50 aircraft Airbus A320neo. On 24 March 2014, concluded one Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) cu Airbus for 37 of firm units and 13 options.
The aircraft will be powered by Pratt & Whitney PW1100 engines and will be operated throughout the Tigerair operator's Asia-Pacific network.
Tigerair, established in 2004, comprises several airlines - Tigerair Singapore, Tigerair Mandala (Indonesia), Tigerair Philippines and Tigerair Australia. The group's network consists of over 50 of destinations from 14 countries, in the Asia-Pacific region. Currently, Tigerair Group operates a fleet of 48 Airbus aircraft from the A320 family, the average age being about three years. Tigerair Taiwan, a subsidiary of Tiger Airways, is also in the pipeline.
The Airbus A320 family has collected orders for approximately 10.200 units, of which 6.000 has been delivered. The Airbus A320neo version will come into service in the 2015 and include new engines and "Sharklet", wing tip terminations, and together they promise up to 15% fuel economy. At the end of February 2014, firm orders for A320neo totaled 2667 units from 50 customers worldwide.