AIRBUS today announced a £620m order from Middle East Airlines-Air Liban (MEA), the flag carrier of Lebanon, for 10 A320neo (new engine option) Family aircraft. MEA will announce its engine choice at a later date. Chairman Mohamad El Hout said: "Airbus' A320neo Family is the ideal choice for an airline such as Middle East Airlines. “An aircraft offering fuel burn saving, high reliability as well as a modern and comfortable cabin is a sound investment in anyone's books.” Airbus customers boss John Leahy added: “Middle East Airlines is going to be well positioned with these A320neo Family aircraft in its fleet to maintain its record as one of the most successful airlines in the dynamic Middle East region. “We are convinced the NEO will deliver on its promises as the most fuel efficient single aisle aircraft and look forward to seeing MEA taking full advantage of all the benefits this aircraft offers.” MEA operates one of the most modern fleets in the Middle East region with four A330-200s, four A321s and 10 A320s. Airbus employs more than 6,000 staff at its wing-making plant at Broughton, near Chester.