CFM International Statement on Lion Air Boeing 737 Announcement; Engine Order Valued at more than $5.4 billion U.S.

SINGAPORE – 14 February 2012

Earlier today, The Boeing Company made the following announcement regarding Lion Air finalizing its order for 201 LEAP-1B-powered Boeing 737 MAX 9 airplanes and 29 CFM56-7B-powered Next-Generation 737-900ER aircraft.

The LEAP-1B engine order for the 201 737 MAX 9 is valued at approximately $4.8 billion U.S. at list price. The CFM56-7B engine order to power the 29 Next-Generation 73-900ERs is valued at $580 million U.S. at list price

"We are obviously honored by the continued confidence Lion Air has shown in CFM with this history order. We have a great long-standing relationship with this airline and look forward to further strengthening that bond as we introduce the LEAP-1B into their fleet," said CFM President and CEO Jean-Paul Ebanga.
"At the same time, our relationship with Boeing goes back more than 30 years and the CFM-powered Boeing 737 program is the best-selling aircraft/engine combination in aviation history. The CFM-powered 737 aircraft being delivered today represents three decades of leading-edge technical innovation and we look forward to taking that technology to a whole new level with the LEAP-powered 737."

The LEAP-1B will be the exclusive powerplant for the new 737 variant, with the engine uniquely optimized for the airplane. CFM has been collaborating with Boeing on various engine options for either a new or re-engined 737 aircraft since 2005.

Since 1984, CFM has provided the sole powerplant for all Boeing 737 models from the Classic 737-300/-400/-500 to the Next-Generation 737-600/-700/-800/-900/-900ER and the BBJ.

For more information, contact:
Jamie Jewell
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jamie.jewell@ge.com
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Rick Kennedy
513.243.3372
rick.l.kennedy@ge.com
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Antoinette Menard
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antoinette.menard@snecma.fr
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