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In Photos: SMBC delivers A320 with duckling tail to JetSMART

written by WOFA | January 29, 2021

Dublin-based SMBC Aviation Capital announced a slew of January deliveries, including an Airbus A320neo donned with a duckling tail to JetSMART.

The lessor delivered the A320neo (MSN 10069) equipped with two PW1100G engines to the South American low-cost carrier earlier this week.

Notably, the plane donned a yellow duckling on its tail fin.

See it here:

According to SMBC, the duckling pictured on the tail fin, known as ‘patito’, is the mascot of the Chilean BancoEstado, or state bank.

Closer inspection of the tail also reveals the logo of the bank in the top corner of the tail.

This aircraft is the final to be delivered to JetSMART as part of a five aircraft deal contracted with SMBC in 2018.

Meanwhile, SMBC also announced the delivery of an Airbus A321 aircraft (MSN 10122) equipped with two CFM56-5B3/3 engines to Delta Air Lines.
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MSN 10122 and associated engines were delivered while located at the Airbus facility in Mobile, Alabama, on 27 January.


The delivery marked the fourth A321 aircraft to be delivered to Delta, as part of an eight aircraft transaction.

In Photos: SMBC delivers A320 with duckling tail to JetSMART Comment

  • Nick


    I came here thinking “I wonder what aerodynamic improvement a Duckling Tail is…” *sighs* never mind 😀

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