Spring Airlines Selects CFM56-5B to power new A320ceo fleet

  • Order valued more than $620 million U.S. at list price
  • Entire fleet is powered by CFM56-5B

FARNBOROUGH, United Kingdom— 14 July, 2014 — China's Spring Airlines has selected CFM International's CFM56-5B engine to power 30 Airbus A320ceo aircraft. The engine order is valued more than $620 million U.S. at list price and the airline will begin taking delivery in 2015.

Established in 2004, Spring Airlines was the first low cost carrier in China and began operations in July 2005. Based in Shanghai, the airline originally focused on domestic routes but began operating to international destinations in 2010, including service to Japan, Hong Kong, Macau, Thailand, Cambodia, Korea and Malaysia. The airline's entire fleet is powered entirely by CFM56-5B engines and it currently operates 41 Airbus A320ceo aircraft.

"We have been cooperating with CFM International since our first day of operation," said Madame Zhang Xiuzhi, CEO of Spring Airlines. "The performance of the CFM56 engines, combined with the service solutions and world-class customer support from CFM, have proven to be an important part of our operations. CFM continues to earn our trust every day. As we look at our future grown and fleet expansion plans, staying with the CFM56-5B was the obvious choice. "

"We are truly honored that Spring Airlines has again selected CFM to power its new A320 fleet," said Jean-Paul Ebanga, president and CEO of CFM International, "Spring Airlines has been CFM's loyal customer since its founding and the airline has quickly become one of the most successful low cost carriers in China. We are proud to be an integral part of its success and we will continue providing our utmost support in every aspect we can to this long-term customer."

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About CFM International
CFM International, a 50/50 joint company between Snecma (Safran) and GE, is the world's leading supplier of commercial aircraft engines, has delivered more than 26,500 CFM56 engines to date. The LEAP engine has experienced the fastest order ramp up in commercial aviation history, with 6,770 orders on the books as of June 30, 2014. For more information, visit us at www.cfmaeroengines.com or follow us on Twitter @CFM_engines.

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