Avianca Brasil adds maiden A320neo 

Avianca Brasil has taken delivery of its maiden A320neo (registered PR-OBD, cn 7175) after its arrival in Porto Alegre last week.

PR-OBD on a flight test before delivery. Copyright: Dirk Grothe

The aircraft, powered by CFM International LEAP-1A engines, is one of the eight the Avianca affiliate is leasing from GECAS. Deliveries will run from now through 2017.

Airline president Frederico Pedreira has said the type’s maiden route will be the Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont-São Paulo Congonhas shuttle which at present, the A320ceo cannot fly owing to operational restrictions.

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