CFM wins US$4.2 billion A320, 737 engine orders at show

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CFM International, a joint venture between General Electric and Safran, said it notched up orders for 420 engines worth US$4.2 billion at the Paris Air Show.

The deals included CFM56-5B engines to power 129 Airbus A320 aircraft and CFM56-7B engines to power 81 Boeing 737 planes, CFM said yesterday.

CFM said it was the largest one-week total in the company’s history:

CFM56-5B engines to power Airbus A320 aircraft:
* Air Lease Corporation (ALC) 20 firm Airbus A320 family aircraft;
* Hainan Airlines 42 Airbus A320 family aircraft;
* Jazeera Airways four Airbus A320 aircraft

National Air Services (NAS) 20 firm Airbus A320 family aircraft;
* Shenzhen Airlines 10 A320 family aircraft
* Tibet Airlines Co. Ltd., three Airbus A319 aircraft;
* Virgin America 30 Airbus A320 family aircraft.

CFM56-7B engines to power Boeing 737 aircraft:
* Air Lease Corporate announced its plan to purchase 14 737-800s.
* Malaysia Airlines exercised options to purchase 10 737-800 aircraft;
* MIAT Mongolian Airlines orders two 737-800s.
* Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA (Norwegian) ordered 15 737-800 aircraft
* UTair Aviation, the largest 737 operator in Russia, ordered 33 Boeing 737-800s and seven 737-900ER aircraft;

CFM also announced it had booked firm orders for 910 LEAP-X1A engines to power 455 Airbus A320neo aircraft. The engine orders are valued at more than US$11 billion U.S. at list price.
* AirAsia placed the single largest order in aviation history, selecting the advanced LEAP engine to power 200 Airbus A320neo aircraft;
* CIT Aerospace placed an order for LEAP engines to power 15 A320neos;
* GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) ordered engines to power 60 A320neos;
* ILFC selected the LEAP engine to power 40 A320s;
* Republic Airways Holdings, the parent company of U.S.-based Frontier Airlines, selected the LEAP-X1A to power 40 A319neo and 40 A320neo aircraft;
* SAS chose the LEAP engine to power 30 A320neos;
* Virgin America officially launched the LEAP engine on 15 June with an order for engines to power 30 A320neo aircraft.

In addition to powering the A320neo, CFM also provides the exclusive Western powerplant for COMAC’s 150-seater C919 aircraft. The LEAP-X1C has been ordered to power 100 C919 aircraft to date.



LEAP development is progressing on schedule and the engine is on track for entry into service in 2016.