Germanwings confirmed its June commitment for 18 A319s plus 12 options, signing a contract yesterday that will more than double the size of its fleet. The Cologne-based LCC already operates 19 A319s and three A320s. The new single-class, 156-seat aircraft will be powered by IAE V2500s in an engine deal worth more than $500 million, according to Pratt & Whitney. "The new A319s will ensure that we can continue our success that we enjoyed in the LCC market since October 2002," ...

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