Posted on: 14 July 2014 by Mark Howells
easyJet has placed an order with CFM International for 270 engines, including 200 LEAP-1A engines to power its Airbus A320neo family aircraft and 70 CFM56-5B engines to power additional A320ceo aircraft.
The airline also has purchase rights for an additional 100 A320neo aircraft. The 100 A320neo and 35 A320ceo aircraft orders were originally announced in July 2013.
“We are pleased to have signed a deal with CFM – a company with which we have a long history and a great working relationship – and look forward to introducing the new LEAP-1A engine into our fleet," remarked Carolyn McCall, easyJet’s chief executive. “The engines will help easyJet to maintain its low cost base and the new generation A320neo is expected to deliver a cost per seat saving of between 11% and 12% compared to the current generation A319. They will also provide important environmental benefits through a significant improvement in fuel efficiency and a reduction in noise.”
“It is great to welcome easyJet to the growing list of LEAP engine customers,” declared Jean-Paul Ebanga, president and CEO of CFM. “We have built a great relationship with this airline over the years and are obviously honoured by their continued confidence in CFM products.”