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CFM International’s engine orders soar at Dubai Airshow

Nov. 21, 2013, Dubai, U.A.E. - Snecma (Safran) and General Electric joint venture (JV) CFM International has signed more than 450 advanced LEAP engine orders, worth $13 billion at list prices, at the 2013 Dubai Airshow.


November 21, 2013
By aerospace-technology.com

The latest orders include 82 CFM56 engine orders and long-term service agreements.

Among the orders received at the airshow is Pegasus Airlines' commitment for LEAP-1A engine to power 100 Airbus A320neo/ A321neo jets, along with a long-term service agreement.

Etihad Airways also selected CFM's LEAP-1A engine to power 26 Airbus A321neo jets and signed a long-term service agreement, while flydubai ordered up to 200 LEAP-1B engines to power Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, in addition to signing a long-term service agreement.

The Dubai-based low-cost carrier also placed orders for 22 CFM56-7BE engines to power 11 Boeing Next-Generation 737-800 jets.

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"We have been able to expand long-term relationships with existing customers and welcome new airlines to the CFM family."
Germany's flag carrier Deutsche Lufthansa also selected the CFM56-5B engine to power 30 firm Airbus A320ceo (current engine option) aircraft.

CFM president and CEO Jean-Paul Ebanga said this was an exceptionally good show for the company.

"The CFM56 family has long been the most popular single-aisle engine in this region and we are happy to see that the LEAP engine is following suit," Ebanga said.

"We have been able to expand long-term relationships with existing customers and welcome new airlines to the CFM family."

CFM International, a supplier of commercial aircraft engines, has delivered more than 25,600 engines to date.