Indian low-cost carrier GoAir will receive the country's first CFM-powered Airbus A320 equipped with sharklet wing-tips on 30 January.
The aircraft is the first of eight units with sharklet wing tips that will be delivered through 2014.
The carrier is financing the first aircraft in a sale and leasback deal with Aviation Capital Group, which confirms the transaction. The lessor will finance a total of three units under sale and leaseback deals.
GoAir, which is backed by the Wadia Group, has orders for 72 A320neos in a deal valued at $7 billion with Airbus.
The carrier inked an agreement with United technologies subsidiary Pratt & Whitney to supply the PW1100G-JM engines for its fleet.
Deliveries are scheduled to start in 2016 and stretch through to 2020.