Iberia has taken delivery of their 13th Airbus A320neo, the fifth of six that will be received this year as the carrier continues their fleet renewal program. The aircraft, registration EC-NTQ, has been named in honor of the great Spanish inventor Leonardo Torres Quevedo.
On Monday (July 4, 2022), Iberia announced that they have taken delivery of their 13th Airbus A320neo, registration EC-NTQ, which has been named ‘Leonardo Torres Quevedo’ in honor of one of the great Spanish inventors of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The aircraft is the fifth of six new A320neos that carrier will take delivery of this year as part of their ongoing fleet renewal program. The aircraft is powered by CFM International LEAP-1A engines and offers a 50 percent smaller noise footprint compared to its predecessors, as well as reduced fuel consumption of between 15-20 percent, lower CO2 emissions, and 50 percent less NOx emissions.
All of Iberia’s A320neos bear names related to aviation including Amelia Earhart, María Bernaldo de Quirós and Patrulla Águila, among others. The new A320neo bears the name Leonardo Torres Quevedo. Cantabrian by birth and a civil engineer by profession, Leonardo was known for his great inventive and decisive capacity in a variety of fields such as algebra, aeronautics and engineering, including cable cars and airships.
Iberia's New Airbus A320neo 'Leonardo Torres Quevedo' - Courtesy Iberia
Iberia’s new A320neo features the comfortable Airspace by Airbus cabin, which offers larger overhead bins, redesigned side panels which provide more space for customers, new ambient cabin lighting, sinks with an antibacterial finish and more. Iberia Group’s fleet includes 148 aircraft with 80 belonging to Iberia, including Airbus A350, A330 and A320 Families, 23 A320 Family aircraft with Iberia Express and 45 aircraft with Air Nostrum.