Air India Orders LEAPs & Signs New Service Agreement

Render of four Air India Boeings in flight.
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This week Air India has finalised its engine order for its recent blockbuster aircraft order, opting for LEAP engines.

This article will cover the details surrounding Air India’s engineer choice for its latest major aircraft order.

Air India Selects More CFM International LEAP Engines

Air India To Receive Four Airbus A321neos This Month
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Solidifying its existing relationship with CFM International, Air India has finalised an order with the engineer manufacturer for more than 800 LEAPs to power its latest aircraft order.

First announced back in February 2023, the Indian carrier revealed a blockbuster order for its rapid growth expansion plans as well as fleet renewal.

These particular engines will power their Airbus A320neo, A321neo, and Boeing 737 MAX fleet, consisting of 210 Airbus NEO aircraft and 190 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.

Alongside the order for more than 800 LEAP engines, this deal also includes a new services agreement that will not only enable the support for this order of 800 LEAP engines but also the carriers’ existing LEAPs with the Airbus A320neos that the carrier already operates.

Executive Comments

Commenting on their latest announcement for the purchase of LEAP engines, Air India’s Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Campbell Wilson, has said, “We are delighted to celebrate with CFM a major deal that will play a key role in our future development.”

“The introduction on a greater scale of the LEAP engine as well as our services agreement will help us to optimize our operations in terms of environmental footprint and operational cost, while benefiting our customers.”

Adding to Wilson’s comments, CFM International’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Gaël Méheust, says, “The renewed trust of Air India is a major milestone in CFM history. This order strengthens our presence in India and commits us to further support Air India’s development with the best CFM standards in terms of reliability, efficiency and customer support.”

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