GECAS places $1.77 billion CFM LEAP-1A engine order (english only)

- Takes total LEAP-1A fleet to 240 engine

LE BOURGET - 15 June 2015 - GE Capital Aviation Services (IGECAS) today announced that it has selected CFM International's LEAP-1A engine to power 60 new Airbus A320neo aircraft.  The firm engine order is valued at $1.77 billion U.S. at list price. The airplane order was announced by Airbus earlier today.

"We are pleased to continue our long, successful partnership with GECAS," said Jean-Paul Ebanga, president and CEO of CFM International.  

The LEAP-1A engine promises to be the most advanced, reliable, fuel-efficient powerplant for the new Airbus A320neo (new engine option).  The engine incorporates many industry firsts, including the 3-D woven carbon fiber composite fan blade and case; the one-of-a-kind debris rejection system; fourth-generation 3-D aerodynamics; the first commercial use of ceramic matrix composites (CMCs); the revolutionary combustor design featuring fuel nozzles grown using additive manufacturing; and light-weight Titanium Aluminide airfoils.  The lower weight and higher durability these components provide will result in a 15 percent improvement in fuel efficiency, with an equivalent reduction in CO2 emissions; a 50 percent margin to new emissions regulations; a dramatically lower noise signature; CFM's industry-leading reliability and low overall operating costs.

About GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS)
 
GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) is a world leader in aviation leasing and financing.  With over 45 years of experience, GECAS offers a wide range of aircraft types including narrow-bodies, wide-bodies, regional jets/props, freighters and helicopters, plus multiple financing products and services including operating leases, purchase/leasebacks, secured debt financing, capital markets, engine leasing, airframe parts management and airport/airline consulting. GECAS owns or services a fleet of over 2,200 aircraft (1,900 fixed wing/300 rotary wing) in operation or on order, plus provides loans collateralized on an additional 400 aircraft. GECAS serves over 270 customers in over 75 countries from a network of 24 offices. 

À propos de CFM International

Les moteurs CFM56 et LEAP sont des produits de CFM International, société commune 50/50 entre Snecma (Safran) et GE. CFM International est le premier fournisseur mondial de moteurs destinés à l'aviation civile, avec plus de 27 200 moteurs livrés au 31 décembre 2014 à plus de 530 opérateurs du monde entier. CFM a officiellement lancé en 2008 le programme LEAP, son premier moteur entièrement nouveau après la création du CFM56 il y a près de 40 ans.

Le moteur LEAP a été conçu pour apporter des améliorations à deux chiffres en termes de consommation de carburant, d'émissions d'oxydes d'azote et de nuisances sonores, tout en maintenant la fiabilité et les faibles coûts de possession légendaires de son prédécesseur, la famille de moteurs CFM56, présente dans le monde entier. Le LEAP-1A motorise la famille  A320neo d'Airbus, le  LEAP-1C est l'unique motorisation occidentale du  C919 de COMAC et le  LEAP-1B équipe en exclusivité les nouveaux Boeing 737 MAX. Pour plus d'informations, consultez www.cfmaeroengines.com ou suivez-nous sur Twitter @CFM_engines.

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GE Capital Aviation Services
  • Dan Whitney
    T:203-585-2268 / M:203-300-8707
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