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CFM values the firm engine order at more than
The airline also has purchase rights for an additional 100 A320neo aircraft. The 100 A320neo and 35 A320ceo aircraft orders were originally announced in
easyJet has been a CFM customer since 1995 and its entire fleet is powered by CFM56 engines, with the airline operating 225 CFM56-5B-powered A320-family aircraft.
'We are pleased to have signed a deal with CFM - a company with which we have a long history and a great working relationship - and look forward to introducing the new LEAP-1A engine into our fleet,' said
'It is great to welcome easyJet to the growing list of LEAP engine customers,' said Jean-Paul Ebanga, president and CEO of CFM. 'We have built a great relationship with this airline over the years and are obviously honored by their continued confidence in CFM products.'
'All of the benefits we are building into the LEAP engine are designed to have a positive impact on easyJet's bottom line,' said Gael Meheust, executive vice president, Sales & Marketing for CFM parent company
The foundation of the LEAP engine is heavily rooted in advanced aerodynamics, environmental, and materials technology development programs. This revolutionary engine will provide up to a 15 percent improvement in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions compared to today's best CFM engine, along with a dramatic reduction in engine noise. All this technology brings with it CFM's legendary reliability and low maintenance costs.
The first full LEAP-1A engine began ground testing in
Over the next three years, these engines will accumulate approximately 40,000 engine cycles leading up to entry into service. By the time this engine enters services, CFM will have simulated more than 15 years of airline service with 60 different engine builds.
easyJet operates one of
The airline takes sustainability seriously. easyJet invests in the latest technology, operates efficiently and fills most of its seats which means that an easyJet passenger's carbon footprint is 22% less than a passenger on a traditional airline, flying the same aircraft on the same route.
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