Tag: CFM International

SpiceJet and CFM Sign $12.5 Billion Engine/Service Deal

SpiceJet and CFM International announced a $12.5 billion U.S. agreement that finalizes the purchase of LEAP-1B engines to power a total of 155 Boeing 737 MAX airplanes, along with spare engines to support the fleet. The airline also signed a 10-year Rate per Flight Hour (RPFH) agreement with CFM Services that covers all LEAP-1B engines […]

CFM Orders Surpass 3,300 Engines

Orders for CFM International’s two product lines again achieved near-record levels in 2017, with the company booking orders for a total of 3,344 engines, including 474 CFM56 engines (commercial, military and spares) and 2,870 LEAP engines (including commitments and spares). The LEAP engine continues to be the powerplant of choice for new single-aisle aircraft, garnering […]

Hainan Airlines and CFM Sign $4.2 Billion MOU For LEAP-1A Engines

Hainan Airlines Holding Co., Ltd, a subsidiary of HNA Group, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with CFM International for the purchase of LEAP-1A engines to power 55 Airbus A320neo aircraft, along with a long-term support agreement for Hainan Airlines Holding and its affiliates. The MOU is valued at $4.2 billion U.S. Minister Zhong […]

Russia to Produce LEAP Powerplant Components from 2018

Russian aero-engine specialist UEC Saturn in 2018 will launch production of components for CFM International LEAP powerplants, which are intended for new-generation Airbus, Boeing, and COMAC narrowbody airliners. As follows from the company’s quarterly report, its division involved in the manufacture of blades for the SaM146 engine (the one powering the Sukhoi Superjet 100 regional […]

Boeing, LOT Polish Airlines Celebrate Delivery of 737 MAX

Boeing and LOT Polish Airlines celebrated the delivery of the first 737 MAX for the carrier, ushering the new and improved 737 airplane into the central and east Europe market. The jet is also the first MAX placed by leading airplane lessor Air Lease Corporation. Boeing, LOT Polish Airlines celebrated the delivery of the carrier’s […]

CFM Seeing Record Production in 2017

CFM International will achieve record production levels in 2017, with a planned rate of 1,800, to 1,900 engines by year end. At the same time, the company has logged near-record orders, with a total of 2,944 engines booked through October. “It has been quite a year for CFM, and we’re not done yet,” said Gaël […]

Alaska Airlines Signs $500 Million Support Agreement

Alaska Airlines and CFM International have signed a nine-year Rate Per Flight Hour (RPFH) maintenance agreement to support 128 CFM56-7B engines that power the airline’s s fleet of Boeing Next-Generation 737-800 aircraft. The agreement, which includes spare engines, is valued at nearly $500 million U.S. at list price. Rate per Flight Hour agreements are part […]

CFM56 Fleet Surpasses 500 Million Flight Cycles

CFM International’s ubiquitous CFM56 engine fleet has surpassed 500 million flight cycles while logging nearly 900 million flight hours since the first aircraft, a DC-8-71, entered commercial service in April 1982. There are currently more than 24,000 CFM56 engines in commercial and military service with 560 operators around the globe. Overall, CFM has delivered more […]

China Express is Newest CFM56 Operator

China Express Air has become the newest operator of CFM International’s CFM56 engines. The airline took delivery of the first of 11 CFM56-5B-powered Airbus A320ceo aircraft; the remaining aircraft are scheduled to be delivered in 2018 and 2019. The airline is operating the aircraft routes from its base in Chongqing to such destinations as Liuzhou, […]

Cathay Pacific Places $1.0 Billion CFM LEAP-1A Engine Order

The Cathay Pacific Group and CFM International have finalized an order for the advanced LEAP-1A engine to power the Group’s 32 new Airbus A321neo aircraft. The engine order is valued at nearly US$1 billion at list price, with delivery scheduled from 2020. The aircraft will be operated by Cathay Dragon, the regional carrier of the […]