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Farnborough 2016: CFM International signs LEAP, CFM orders
Farnborough 2016: CFM International signs LEAP, CFM orders
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Farnborough 2016: CFM International signs LEAP, CFM orders

CFM International (CFMI) unveiled a series of orders for CFM56 and LEAP engines on the opening day of the Farnborough show :

  • Standard Chartered Bank announced an order for CFM56-7B engine to power 10 Boeing Next-Generation 737-800 aircraft announced earlier.  All of these new 737-800s will be powered by the CFM56-7BE engine. The order is valued at $224m at list price. Standard Chartered's current portfolio includes 49 Airbus aircraft powered by CFM56 engines, including Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 family models.
  • Asiana said it had selected the LEAP-1A engine to power 25 A321neos.  The value of the order is $950m at list price, including spare engines and a long-term support agreement. The aircraft order was announced in 2015. To support the fleet, the airline signed a long-term Rate Per Flight Hour (RPFH) agreement under the terms of which CFM will provide maintenance support for the all of the LEAP-1A engines in Asiana's fleet on a dollar per engine flight hour basis.
  • TAP Portugal announced an order for 83 LEAP-1A engines to power its new fleet of Airbus A320neo/A321neo aircraft. The aircraft order, scheduled to begin deliveries in the third quarter of 2018, was announced in November 2015.

CFMI says it had booked a total of 1,660 engine orders through June, including  700 CFM56 and 960 LEAP engines. This total represents an increase of more than 100 engines from the same period in 2015. Total LEAP orders have now surpassed 10,820 engines and commitments (including spares / excluding options) for all three models at a value of more than $151bn at list price.  LEAP engines power the Airbus A320neo family, the Boeing 737 MAX, and the COMAC C919. Though the transition to the LEAP is already under way, 2016 will nonetheless mark the peak production year for the CFM56 family, with output set to reach 1,700 engines. Delivery of LEAP-1A production engines to Airbus started in April, and the engine is set for entry into service in mid-year. More than 100 LEAP engines will be built this year.

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