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easyJet Selects CFM LEAP-1A Engines to Power Firm Order for 157 Airbus A320neo Family Aircraft

Following a competitive selection process, easyJet has selected CFM LEAP-1A engines to power 157 Airbus A320neo and A321neo Family Aircraft.  The order includes 314 engines and spares, as well as secured pricing for 200 more engines for 100 purchase rights.

easyJet Places Landmark CFM International LEAP-1A Engine Order - Courtesy easyJet

On Wednesday (January 24, 2024), easyJet announced an order for 314 CFM International LEAP-1A engines to power their firm order for 157 Airbus A320neo and A320neos.  The order includes 314 engines and spares, and the carrier also secured pricing for 200 more engines for 100 aircraft purchase rights.  easyJet’s firm aircraft order includes 56 A320neos and 101 A321neos, for delivery between FY2029 and FY2034.  The new engine deal will deliver a 13-30 percent unit fuel burn efficiency improvement, depending on which aircraft are replaced.

In Wednesday’s announcement, easyJet’s Chief Executive Officer, Johan Lundgren, said,

“We are very pleased to have signed a deal with CFM, following a competitive selection process. This agreement for more than 300 engines will provide important environmental benefits through a significant improvement in fuel efficiency and a reduction in noise as well as enable easyJet to continue to affirm its leading position at Europe’s primary airports. easyJet has a long history working with CFM and look forward to continuing to work in partnership in the years to come.”

Also commenting on the substantial engine order, CFM International’s President and CEO, Gaël Méheust, added,

“We are proud to embark on a new journey with easyJet, a trusted partner that shares our ambition to build more sustainable air travel.  We remain committed to delivering the very best CFM has to offer in terms of efficiency, reliability, and world-class customer support.”

easyJet serves over 150 airports across 35 countries and operates nearly 1,000 routes.  The airline has a fleet of more than 300 aircraft, and over 300 million Europeans live within an hour’s drive of an airport served by easyJet.  During 2022, easyJet carried more than 69 million passengers.  The popular low-cost carrier (LCC) is dedicated to innovation and leads the industry in digital, web, engineering and operational efficiencies.  easyJet joined the UN-backed ‘Race to Zero’ in November 2021 and has published their roadmap to net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

Source: easyJet


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