Air India has inducted its first A320neo aircraft out of the 14 leased from Kuwait-based ALAFCO Aviation Lease And Finance Company.

This also makes the airline India’s premier CFM* powered neo operator.

It is also the first neo for ALAFCO from an order of 85 such Airbus airplanes.

The A320neo family incorporates latest technologies like new generation engines and wing tip devices — that lead to more than 15 per cent fuel savings immediately.

Air India’s latest A320neo will join its existing fleet of 66 A320 aircraft.

*CFM International is a joint venture between General Electric and France-based Safran Aircraft Engines. The company builds and supports the CFM56 series of turbofan engines.