CFM Statement: Garuda Indonesia LEAP-1B/737 MAX order
LE BOURGET - 15 June 2015 - CFM International is pleased by Garuda Indonesia's reconfirmation of its commitment to purchase 50 Boeing 737 MAX powered by LEAP-1B engines as well as its intent to purchase 30 additional MAX aircraft and look forward to finalizing this order, along with Boeing, in the very near future. The final order will be valued at $2.2 billion U.S. at list price.
Garuda Indonesia is a long-time CFM customer and began operating the CFM56-3-powered Boeing 737-300 in the late 1990s. Today, the airline's fleet includes approximately 80 CFM-powered 737 aircraft in service or on order.
The LEAP-1B engine promises to be the most advanced, reliable, fuel-efficient powerplant for the new generation of single-aisle aircraft. 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.