AirAsia places order for US CFM Leap1A engine

AirAsia places order for US CFM Leap1A engine

first_imgAirAsia has ordered 200 additional CFM LEAP-1A engines to power 100 new Airbus A321neo. The order, which expands its LEAP engine fleet to nearly 730 engines, is valued at $2.7 billion U.S. at list price.This agreement was signed by Tassapon Bijleveld, Chief Executive Officer of Thai AirAsia representing Group CEO of AirAsia, Tony Fernandes, and Jean-Paul Ebanga, President and CEO of CFM International at Grosvernor House Hotel, witnessed by Anaz Ahmad Tajuddin, AirAsia Group Head of Engineering and Chaker Chahrour, Vice President and General Manager of CFM parent company GE Aviation.Tony Fernandes, CEO, AirAsia Group said, “Choosing the right engine to power them is critical to the success of that strategy.  For us, the LEAP-1A was the obvious choice.  This engine has demonstrated the promised 15% fuel efficiency and we are quite familiar with the reliability inherent in CFM products and the impact that this has on our operations.”As the single largest Airbus A320 operator in the Asia-Pacific region, AirAsia operates a fleet of 170 CFM-powered Airbus A320s with 304 still to be delivered.“We believe there is no greater endorsement of the technology choices we have made for the LEAP engine than the continued confidence of an airline such as AirAsia,” said Jean-Paul Ebanga, President and CEO of CFM Internationallast_img

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