Posted on: 20 July 2011 by Mark Howells
An order from American Airlines for 200 Boeing narrowbody aircraft, with options for 100 more, has led to the announcement of a variant of the 737 featuring new more fuel-efficient engines.
American has committed to purchase 100 aircraft, plus 60 options, pending final aeroplane configuration and launch approval of the programme by Boeing’s board of directors.
The re-engined 737 is to be powered by CFM International’s LEAP-X engine. "We appreciate the high level of confidence this order shows in both the current product line, as well as the exciting new LEAP-powered 737 product Boeing and CFM are developing for the future,” CFM President and CEO Jean-Paul Ebanga.