Japanese low-cost carrier Peach Aviation (Peach) has placed an order to purchase 13 aircraft from Airbus.

Worth $1.3bn at list prices, the ten A320neo and three A320ceo aircraft will be used to expand Peach’s business.

Delivery of the first A320neo is scheduled by 2019, with plans to receive the remaining aircraft over a period of around two years.

The airline expects to take delivery of the three A320ceo jets by 2018, and they will be equipped with CFM56-5B4 engine and 180 seats.

Currently operating a fleet of 18 A320ceo aircraft, Peach is further planning to upgrade its current fleet to the A320neo jets by 2019.

Airbus also announced that it had started producing parts for the first of six new Airbus A350-900 jets for Malaysia Airlines (MAB) worldwide.

"The ten A320neo and three A320ceo aircraft will be used to expand Peach’s business."

Airbus’ industrial partners CTRM and Spirits Aerosystems have begun manicuring components for the aircraft at their plants located in Melaka and Subang, Malaysia, respectively.

The six new A350-900 aircraft ordered by MAB will be powered by two Rolls Royce Trent XWB engines and acquired on lease from Aircraft Lease (ALC).

Deliveries of the aircraft are set to take place between the fourth quarter of next year and the second quarter of 2018.

Once delivered, MAB will deploy the aircraft on its premium routes with a three class layout.

Image: Peach has decided to introduce the A320neo to its fleet. Photo: courtesy of Airbus.