PARIS 2011: CFM meets pre-show claim with $11bn in LEAP orders

Living up to its pre-show prediction of a bumper order week, CFM booked firm orders for 910 LEAP-X1A engines to power 455 Airbus A320neo aircraft during the show, worth more than $11 billion at list price.

AirAsia led the way by selecting the LEAP engine to power 200 Airbus A320neos. Others (along with the number of A320neos they will power) were: CIT Aerospace (15); GE Capital Aviation Services (60); ILFC (40); Republic Airways Holdings, purchasing for subsidiary Frontier Airlines (80 – 40 A319neos and 40 A320neos); and SAS (30).

CFM also booked firm orders for 420 CFM56-5B and CFM56-7B engines – worth $4.2 billion – during the show, the largest one-week total in the company’s history. Among those purchasing were Air Lease Corporation (ALC), Jazeera Airways, National Air Services (NAS) and Norwegian.

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