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PICTURE: BA puts first A320neo into service

British Airways has put its first Airbus A320neo into service with a flight to the Portuguese capital Lisbon.

The UK flag-carrier conducted the flight on 15 April having received the CFM International Leap-powered aircraft five days earlier, according to Flight Fleets Analyzer.

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Parent company IAG opted to order up to 220 A320neos for its various airlines in 2013.

BA firmed its first A320neo agreement in mid-2014, signing for 13 A320neos and seven A321neos. It has since expanded this to 25 A320neo and 10 A321neos.

IAG selected Leap-1A engines for 55 aircraft – the BA and Iberia fleet – but chose the Pratt & Whitney PW1100G for 47 A320neos for Vueling.

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