Atlantic Airways takes delivery of its first Airbus A320neo

Atlantic Airways' first Airbus A320neo, OY-RCK. Photo: © Airbus

Atlantic Airways, flag-carrier of the Faroe Islands, has received its first Airbus A320neo aircraft. The airplane, registered OY-RCK, joins the airline’s existing all-Airbus jet fleet of two A319ceo and single A320ceo.

The aircraft is owned and leased to Atlantic Airways by Air Lease Corporation (ALC), and is one of three A320neo destined for the carrier. The airline has opted for the CFM Leap-1A engines to power the aircraft, instead of the Pratt & Whitney PW1000G which is the other ‘new engine option’ for the Airbus A320neo family.

Of the Airbus A320 family aircraft built, OY-RCK has the ‘Manufacturer’s Serial Number’ (MSN) 8918, and is one of just under 900 neo aircraft built.