Published on January 20th, 2021 | by Alan Dwyer0
SMBC Aviation Capital Deliver Two Airbus A321’s to Delta
Dublin based SMBC Aviation Capital have recently completed the delivery of two new Airbus A321’s to Delta Airlines. These two aircraft, N110DX (c/n 10015) and N111DC (c/n 10018) are equipped with two CFM56-5B3/3 engines are the first in a batch of eight to be delivered to Delta Airlines in the months ahead. Both of these aircraft were delivered to Delta Airlines from the Airbus facility in Mobile, Alabama. The Airbus facility in Mobile has been in operation since 2015 with the first delivery from this factory to Jet Blue in April 2016. This facility is used for final assembly of aircraft to be delivered to airlines in North America.
Recently, SMBC Aviation Capital also delivered an Airbus A321neo to IndiGo airlines from India. The aircraft VT-ILM (c/n 10240) was delivered to the airline on 30th December at Hamburg in Germany. This is the first A321neo aircraft for delivery to IndiGo as part of a five aircraft Sale and Leaseback deal. This follows on from a delivery of two Airbus A320neo’s to Air Astana also in December. Following the completion of these airframes earlier in the year, these two aircraft were placed in storage and only delivered to the airline in Kazakhstan shortly before Christmas. P4-KBM (c/n 10005) and P4-KBK (c/n 9459) are each equipped with two Pratt & Whitney PW1127G-JM engines and these are the second and third aircraft from a three aircraft deal from SMBC Aviation Capital with Airbus .