New York-based airline JetBlue has placed a further order worth more than $435 million with International Aero Engines (IAE) for powerplants on 30 ‘firm' A320 aircraft, plus a further five options and 13 purchase rights on aircraft from the Airbus A320 family.

This takes JetBlue's total order of V2500-powered aircraft to 63 firm and 60 options. With the exercise of options, the total value of the order could grow to around $700 million.

The first of the new aircraft will be delivered to the airline in February 2004 and with this order IAE¹s 2001 overall market share increases to 86%.

Source: Flight Daily News