Total value of $7.5 billion U.S. at list price
SINGAPORE, 18-2-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — 2014 is off to a great start for CFM International with the company booking orders for 614 CFM56 and LEAP engines to date.
Overall, CFM has received orders for 352 CFM56 engines (including spares) from several customers, including FlyDubai, Air Algerie, and GECAS, who ordered 20 CFM56-7B-powered Boeing Next-Generation 737s, and VietJetAir, who today announced that it had selected the CFM56-5B to power 21 Airbus A320ceo aircraft.
Singapore-based Lion Air recently finalized an order for 60 A320ceo aircraft powered by CFM56-5B engines. Note: these engines were included in the 2013 total order count of 2,723 engines.
The company has also logged orders for 262 LEAP engines:
- Flydubai: finalized its order for 75 LEAP-1B-powered 737 MAX aircraft announced at the 2013 Dubai Air Show
- GECAS: 20 LEAP-1B-powered Boeing 737 MAX aircraft
To date, CFM has received total orders for nearly 6,000 LEAP engines across all three models, while total CFM56 engine orders stand at more than 30,640 engines.
“This is a great way to come off a record orders year,” said Jean-Paul Ebanga, president and CEO of CFM International. “Having more than 600 engines already on the books – and it is only February – is just incredible. We take it as a true testament to the faith our customers have in our products and in our ability to execute on our promises.
“As we get ready to celebrate our 40th anniversary later this year, we constantly remind ourselves that we simply could not be here without the tremendous trust that has been placed in us by Airbus, Boeing, and COMAC, as well as by our 530 operators around the globe. It is truly humbling.”
About CFM International
The CFM56 and LEAP engines are products of CFM International, a 50/50 joint company between Snecma (Safran) and GE. CFM is the world’s leading supplier of commercial aircraft engines, with approximately 26,000 delivered to 530 operators around the globe. The company CFM officially launched the LEAP engine, which is its first all-new centerline engine in nearly 40 years, in 2008.
The LEAP engine promises to bring double-digit improvements in fuel efficiency, emissions and noise, while the legendary reliability and low cost of ownership of its predecessor, the ubiquitous maintaining CFM56 engine family. The LEAP-1A is an engine as an option on the A320neo family; and the LEAP-1C engine is the sole Western powerplant for the COMAC C919; and the LEAP-1B is the sole powerplant for Boeing’s new 737 MAX. For more information, visit us at www.cfmaeroengines.com or follow us on Twitter @CFM_engines