Vietjet and Airbus ink deal

Vietjet and Airbus have signed a strategic agreement on the delivery timeline for 119 aircraft of the airline’s existing order backlog.

The agreement also outlines new cooperation for the development of Vietjet’s wide-body fleet. Both sides have agreed on further support and training for the airline’s technicians and engineers while accelerating Vietjet’s training academy development for simulators, safety management programmes, and flight management training.

Also covered by the agreement are the aircraft’s equipment supply and services, comprehensive aviation training, consultation, the development of MRO facilities for Vietjet, fuel efficiency and sustainable development.

Dinh Viet Phuong, managing director of Vietjet, said: “Our cooperation today again acknowledges both parties’ long-term and sustainable relationship, which is now elevated to a strategic and comprehensive partnership.

“Vietjet has pioneered in choosing and operating a fleet that is not just new and modern, but also environmentally friendly and fuel-efficient. I believe that the addition of the A330s will enhance our fleet’s technical reliability, operational efficiency and flight range to better meet the travel demands of our passengers.”