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Air France-KLM Signs Agreement With CFM for 200 LEAP-1A Engines for Future A320neo Family Fleet

Air France-KLM Group has signed an agreement with CFM International for the acquisition of 200 CFM LEAP-1A engines to power their future fleet of Airbus A320neo and A321neo Family fleets.

Air France-KLM Group Signs Agreement With CFM International for 200 CFM LEAP-1A Engines - Image Courtesy Air France-KLM Group

On Tuesday (July 5, 2022), Air France-KLM Group announced the signing of an agreement with CFM International for 200 LEAP-1A engines to power their future fleet of Airbus A320neos and A321neos. The new agreement follows the Group’s order for 100 Airbus A320neo Family aircraft, plus options for 60 more, announced in December 2022. The new aircraft are part of the company’s fleet renewal program and will be added to the fleets of KLM, Transavia Netherlands and Transavia France.

In Tuesday’s announcment, Air France KLM Group’s CEO, Benjamin Smith, said,

“Air France-KLM is making every effort to improve its economic and environmental performance. The latest generation aircraft such as our future A320neo and A321neo allow a 10% reduction in unit cost, emit 15% less CO2 and their noise footprint is halved, in part thanks to their particularly efficient engines. Thanks to the agreement we are signing today, Air France-KLM and CFM International are continuing their long-standing relationship and come together to make aviation more sustainable.”

Also commenting on the engine order, CFM International’s Chairman and CEO, Gaël Méheust, said,

“We are honored to strengthen our partnership with one of the biggest players in the sector and to be an integral part of Air France-KLM's sustainable development strategy. The renewed confidence of Air-France-KLM is an important recognition of the performance of the LEAP engine in terms of durability and energy efficiency. We look forward to seeing the LEAP fitted to new aircraft ordered by KLM, Transavia Netherlands and Transavia France.”

Manufactured by CFM International, a 50/50 percent joint venture between GE Aviation and Safran Aircraft Engines, the LEAP-1A is the latest generation engine and contributes to the overall efficiency and performance of the Airbus A320neo Family of aircraft. CFM currently supplies the Air France-KLM Group with CFM56-7B engines for their Boeing 737NG fleet and CFM56-7B engines for their Airbus A320ceo fleet.

Source: Air France-KLM Group


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