Asked by Airline Business during a press conference at the Paris Air Show what Airbus had made of easyJet’s self-designed ‘greener’ aircraft, the manufacturer’s chief salesman John Leahy said the low-cost carrier had “a good idea”, and that Airbus was “looking at their design”.
However, Leahy added that Airbus would not come out with its own replacement for the A320-family narrowbody aircraft until “2015 at the earliest”.
In the meantime, not surprisingly, he recommended airlines improve their green credentials by ditching older aircraft such as the MD-80 and “turning them into beer cans”, and ordering A320s instead. Always the salesman!!