CFM CONFIRMS EASYJET SELECTION OF A FURTHER 112 LEAP-1A ENGINES

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 CFM International has announced that leading European airline EasyJet has extended its selection agreement for LEAP-1A engines, to power the 56 Airbus A320neo family aircraft planned to be delivered between 2026 and 2028, bringing easyJet’s total A320neo family order commitment to 227.

The European carrier currently operates a fleet of 260 CFM56-powered A320ceo family aircraft and 58 LEAP-powered A320neo family aircraft. Prior to this announcement, EasyJet had an outstanding order book of 113 LEAP-powered A320neo family aircraft which has now increased to 169 future deliveries between now and December 2028.

“We are delighted to expand our 25 years-partnership with easyJet; this engine selection commitment reinforces the strength of the relationship between our two companies,” said Gaël Méheust, president and CEO of CFM International.  “The LEAP engine will continue to deliver the kind of fuel efficiency, reliability, durability, and sustainability benefits that easyJet has come to expect from CFM.”

“The delivery of these aircraft, powered by CFM LEAP engines, will enable us to continue the company’s fleet refresh, as older A319s and A320s leave the airline and new A320 and A321 neo aircraft enter, providing benefits to easyJet through up gauging, cost efficiencies and sustainability enhancements. We believe this will support positive returns for the business and the delivery of our strategic objectives.”

Kenton Jarvis, Chief Financial Officer, EasyJet

easyJet’s Chief Financial Officer Kenton Jarvis commented: “The delivery of these aircraft, powered by CFM LEAP engines, will enable us to continue the company’s fleet refresh, as older A319s and A320s leave the airline and new A320 and A321 neo aircraft enter, providing benefits to easyJet through up gauging, cost efficiencies and sustainability enhancements. We believe this will support positive returns for the business and the delivery of our strategic objectives.”

The advanced CFM LEAP engine continues to set new industry standards for fuel efficiency and asset utilization, logging 20 million engine flight hours in commercial operation. The fleet is providing 15 to 20 per cent better fuel consumption and lower CO2 emissions, as well as a significant improvement in noise compared to previous generation engines. Since its entry into service in 2016, the LEAP engine allowed our customers to save more than 14 million tons of CO2.

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