VNA takes delivery of first A321neo By Le Anh Vietnam Airlines’ first A321neo takes off from Hamburg, Germany – PHOTO: VIETNAM AIRLINES HCMC – National flag carrier Vietnam Airlines (VNA) has taken delivery of the first A321neo in Hamburg, Germany. The aircraft is leased by Aviation Capital Group (ACG). Vietnam Airlines will receive 20 A321neo aircraft as part of its fleet renewal program. The new addition complements the airline’s Airbus fleet, which currently includes 57 A321ceo, three A330-200s and 12 long-range A350 XWB aircraft. Powered by Pratt and Whitney Pure Power engines, the Vietnam Airlines A321neo features a premium two class layout with eight Business Class seats and 195 Economy Class seats. Selected for its outstanding operational efficiency, comfort and range, the A321neo will be deployed by Vietnam Airlines on services across Asia. The A320neo and its derivative aircraft family members are the world’s best-selling single aisle aircraft, with over 6,100 orders from over 100 customers since its launch in 2010. It has pioneered the latest technologies, including its new generation engines and the industry’s reference cabin design, delivering 20 percent fuel cost savings alone. The A320neo also offers significant environmental benefits, with a nearly 50 percent reduction in noise, compared to previous generation aircraft.