Middle East Airlines-Air Liban (MEA) based in Lebanon, has take delivery of its first Airbus A320neo family aircraft – an A321neo – powered by Pratt & Whitney GTF engines
MEA placed orders for nine Airbus A320neo family aircraft in 2018. The airline currently operates nine V2500®-powered A320ceo family aircraft.
“We are thrilled to take delivery of our first A321neo aircraft and to offer our passengers a quieter, more comfortable flight experience. The architecture of the GTF engines enable the economics we need as the industry begins to enter recovery,” said Mohamad A. El-Hout, Chairman-Director General, Middle East Airlines.
MEA is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year.
“This delivery marks another significant milestone in Middle East Airlines 75th year. We are honored that MEA has operated Pratt & Whitney powered aircraft since 1963, and has selected the GTF engine to power their next-generation fleet,” said Rick Deurloo, chief commercial officer at Pratt & Whitney. “We look forward to supporting MEA’s expansion and future long-range operations.”
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