JetBlue Airways has added orders for 30 Airbus A321s, raising the US low-cost carrier's total backlog to 116 single-aisles.

The amended purchase agreement includes orders for 15 A321s and 15 re-engined A321neos, says JetBlue.

Engine selection for the newly ordered aircraft has not been announced. JetBlue's 130 A320s and 30 A321s are all powered by International Aero Engines V2500s, a brand owned by Pratt & Whitney – which will supply PW1100G geared turbofans for JetBlue's previously ordered A321neos.

"We intend to deploy many of these aircraft to expand our successful Mint experience and our West Coast presence," says JetBlue chief executive Robin Hayes, referencing the carrier's premium product.

The order was disclosed shortly before the scheduled arrival at a major US air show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, of a JetBlue A321 named BluesMobile, signifying the first aircraft delivered from Airbus's new final assembly line in Mobile, Alabama.

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