Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) finalized its order with CFM International for LEAP-1B engines to power 25 firm Boeing 737 MAX aircraft scheduled to begin delivery in 2019.
The order is valued at more than US$630m at list price. The airplane order was announced in late July. Malaysia Airlines also has purchase rights for 25 additional LEAP-1B-powered Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. The airline, a long-time CFM56 operator, currently has a fleet of 54 CFM56-7B-powered Boeing 737-800 aircraft.