HONG KONG- China Aircraft Leasing Group Holdings Limited (CALC), a comprehensive provider of aircraft solutions for the global aviation industry, is excited to announce the handover of the initial Airbus A320neo aircraft from a total order of nine to Air India (AI).
This agreement signifies a strategic collaboration between CALC and Air India, a premier global airline in India, aimed at supporting the airline’s fleet modernization efforts to meet the rising market demand with cutting-edge, fuel-efficient aircraft.
Air India New A320neo
This delivery signifies a significant step in the relationship with Air India as it returns to Tata Group ownership. All nine aircraft are part of CALC’s pre-existing order, featuring CFM LEAP-1A engines, and they will be handed over incrementally during 2023 and 2024.
“We express our gratitude to Air India for placing their trust in CALC. CALC is thrilled to join forces with our long-term partner, Air India, to support the airline’s impressive expansion using state-of-the-art aircraft technology. Given the rapid growth in the regional aviation sector, we are enthusiastic about contributing to enhancing the airline’s fleet and reinforcing its position as one of the world’s top carriers, delivering an exceptional flying experience. We extend our best wishes to Air India and the Tata Group for continued success and anticipate continuing our strong partnership, providing CALC’s comprehensive aircraft services,” stated Ms. Winnie Liu, Executive Director and CCO of CALC.
The collaboration between CALC and Air India dates back to 2015 when the airline introduced five new Airbus A320ceo aircraft from CALC through operating leases.
In recent months, the CALC Group has extended its global presence, establishing a footprint in Central Asia, Africa, and Oceania. As of June 30, 2023, its customer base has grown to encompass 42 airlines in 20 countries and regions.
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