Aviation Capital Group has announced the delivery of one new Airbus A320neo aircraft on long-term lease to Spirit Airlines.

Powered by Pratt & Whitney GTF engines, this is the first of four aircraft scheduled to be delivered to the airline from ACG’s order book with Airbus. This is ACG’s first aircraft delivery from Airbus’ facility in Mobile, Alabama.

“We are thrilled to be delivering our first new Airbus A320neo aircraft to Spirit Airlines, which also marks ACG’s first aircraft delivery from Mobile, Alabama,” said Alan Mangels, Vice President of Marketing for ACG.

“We are also proud to partner with Spirit Airlines in working towards a cleaner and more sustainable future by investing in fuel-efficient, new technology aircraft that produce lower emissions, use less fuel and create less environmental noise.”

Aviation Capital Group

Aviation Capital Group was founded in 1989 and is one of the world’s premier full-service aircraft asset managers with approximately 470 owned, managed and committed aircraft as of December 31, 2022, which are leased to approximately 95 airlines in approximately 45 countries. ACG is a wholly owned subsidiary of Tokyo Century Corporation.

Spirit Airlines recently announced a partnership with L3Harris to launch the new Spirit Wings Pilot Pathway, a partnership programme in Sanford, Florida, that aims to expand the carrier’s pipeline of highly skilled, professional pilots.

L3Harris’ Flight Academy is conveniently located near one of Spirit’s largest operations in Orlando, Florida, providing graduates with numerous opportunities to build relationships, access the airline’s nearby training facilities and advance to a rewarding career as a Spirit First Officer.

“L3Harris is a great partner for us because of its history of developing highly skilled pilots through state-of-the-art technology training with a modern fleet, as well as a commitment to safety and excellence,” said Ryan Rodosta, Senior Director of Flight Operations and System Chief Pilot at Spirit Airlines. “Our fleet is growing fast, creating plenty of opportunities for L3Harris graduates and the next generation of pilots to build their future at Spirit.”
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