Saudi Arabian Airlines took delivery of its first A320 purchased directly from Airbus, the manufacturer announced. It ordered 22 A320s in December 2007 but already had taken delivery of a leased aircraft this month (ATWOnline, Nov. 13, 2007). Saudi's A320s will be powered by CFM56-5B engines and will seat 112-132 passengers. It eventually will operate 50 of the type (including 28 on lease).

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