China Eastern Finalizes CFM56-5B Engine Order (English only)

ZHUHAI, China - 17 November 2010

In a special ceremony here today, China
Eastern Airlines and CFM International formalized the airline's order for
CFM56-5B engine to power 30 new Airbus A320 family aircraft. The order,
valued at approximately $600 million U.S at list price, was originally
announced at the 2010 Farnborough Air Show and the airline is scheduled to
begin taking delivery in March 2011.

Together with the engine selection, China Eastern also signed a long-term
RPFH (Rate per Flight Hour) agreement with CFM to provide comprehensive
maintenance service for the CFM56 engines in the airline's fleet under
which CFM will guarantee maintenance costs on a dollar per engine flight
hour basis.

For its existing fleet, China Eastern has also signed a 15-year material
agreement that will provide a full range of new, used, and repaired
material offerings tailored to the specific requirements of each individual
engine overhaul.

China Eastern became a CFM customer in 1994 with an order for five
CFM56-5C-powered long-range, four-engine Airbus A340 aircraft. Today, the
airline is CFM's largest customer in China, currently operating about 500
CFM56-3/-5B/-5C and -7B engines.

"We are honored by China Eastern's selection of the CFM56-5B engine," said
Eric Bachelet, president and CEO of CFM. "China Eastern and CFM have a
long-standing relationship, and this engine selection demonstrates the
continued confidence the airline has in our products and services."

The high reliability, long on-wing life, and low maintenance costs of the
CFM56-5 make it extremely popular with major airlines, low-cost carriers,
and leasing companies worldwide. All of China Eastern's new CFM56-5B
engines are of the Tech Insertion configuration. This configuration was
introduced in September 2007 and, through October 2010, the fleet of more
than 1,600 CFM56-5B engines in service worldwide had logged more than
seven million flight hours and four million flight cycles without a single
engine-related event.

CFM56-5B engines are a product of CFM International, a 50/50 joint company
between Snecma (Safran group) and GE. CFM, the world's leading supplier of
commercial aircraft engines, has delivered 21,450 engines to date.

For more information, contact:
Jamie Jewell
Mobile: 513.885.2282
Rick Kennedy
Mobile: 513.607.0609
Antoinette Menard
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