LONDON – BOC Aviation has confirmed the order for eight shipsets of the CFM LEAP-1A engines to power the A320 family aircraft.
The order is scheduled to be delivered in 2023.
CFM International is a 50/50 joint project between GE and Safran Aircraft Engines and produces engines for both the A320 and the 737 families.
“CFM engines have powered our fleet since 1998, and we are pleased to build on this long-standing relationship. This contract signifies our continued confidence in the CFM LEAP engine and reflects our customers’ satisfaction in CFM LEAP-powered A320neo aircraft as an efficient and reliable airframe and engine combination,” said Robert Martin, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of BOC Aviation, at a signing ceremony today.
“With this order, CFM engines will power 486 aircraft in our portfolio, and we look forward to continuing providing our airline customers with fuel-efficient and technologically advanced aircraft solutions,” said David Walton, Deputy Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer, BOC Aviation.
“We are pleased that BOC Aviation has again chosen the LEAP-1A engine to power its new A320neo family aircraft,” said Gaël Méheust, president and CEO of CFM International.
“And we are both honored by the continued faith that BOC Aviation has shown in our people and our products and proud to bring sustainability benefits in terms of better fuel efficiency and lower CO2 emissions, as well as the industry’s highest asset utilization, to BOC Aviation and its airline customers.”