Earlier today, Akasa Air announced an order with CFM for 300 LEAP-1B engines to power their upcoming deliveries of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.
This comes following the order made by the Indian carrier last week, who placed an additional order for 150 units of the aircraft type.
Without further ado, let’s get into it…
Akasa Air Orders 300 CFM LEAP-1B Engines for Boeing 737 MAX…
Akasa Air only launched operations back in August 2022, with an initial order of 76 Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft, which were also powered by LEAP-1Bs.
This means that with the aircraft on order, a total of 452 engines are now on order from the Indian low-cost carrier with the engine manufacturer.
Vinay Dube, Founder and CEO of Akasa Air said the following on this:
“Continuing to partner with CFM as our engine maintenance provider not only reaffirms our focus on operational reliability but equally underscores Akasa Air’s relentless pursuit of world class safety.”
“With CFM as our long-term engine maintenance provider, we remain confident in our path to becoming one of the top 30 leading airlines in the world, by the turn of this decade”.
Adding to this was Gaël Méheust, president & CEO of CFM International:
“Our customers, including Akasa, are seeing 15 to 20 percent better fuel efficiency with their LEAP-powered fleets and it has the highest reliability and daily utilization rates in this thrust class”.
“Today’s order will continue to bring these benefits to Akasa and support their continued growth, as well as play an important role in India’s economic development.”
All eyes will be on how this additional order will perform, as well as whether more will be ordered on top of this going into the long-term.
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