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International Airlines Group (IAG) is converting eight Airbus A350-900 aircraft options into firm orders and securing eight A330-200 aircraft for Iberia.
These aircraft will replace 16 A340 family aircraft in Iberia's longhaul fleet and will be delivered between 2015 and 2020.
"Both aircraft will provide cost efficiencies and environmental benefits, enabling Iberia to replace its long haul fleet with modern and fuel efficient aircraft. The new technology and improved aerodynamics will lower fuel burn and CO2 emissions per seat by 18 per cent, as well as providing both noise and NOx performance advantages.
"Retaining an all Airbus longhaul fleet will also generate cost savings in maintenance and crewing".
IAG secured commercial terms for the A350 aircraft as part of the Group longhaul order announced in
The eight A330 aircraft will be obtained either by converting existing options from the 2011 Airbus order or from the operating lease market, depending on financial and delivery terms.
Note to editors:
· IB currently has a fleet of 33 longhaul aircraft.
· The A350-900 list price, as at
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