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CFM56-5Bs for new easyJet A320s

easyJet has confirmed an additional order with CFM International for 54 CFM56-5B engines to power 27 Airbus A320ceos announced in a recent order.

The aircraft, which are the conversion of 27 purchase rights, are scheduled to be delivered between 2015 and 2018. CFM values the firm engine order at more than $560 million at list price.

easyJet has been a CFM customer since 1995 and its entire fleet is powered by CFM56 engines, with the airline operating 226 CFM56-5B-powered A320-family aircraft. Earlier this year, the airline ordered LEAP-1A engines for its new A320neos.

All of these new engines will be in the CFM56-5B Performance Improvement Package (PIP) configuration. The PIP became the new production configuration for the CFM56-5B in 2011.

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