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Air France-KLM Enters into Exclusive Negotiations with CFM for Engines to Power Its future Airbus A320neo Family Fleet

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  • Agreement could include more than 200 LEAP-1A engines

PARIS, France - 7 April 2022 Air France-KLM has announced that it has chosen to enter into exclusive negotiations with CFM International for the acquisition of LEAP-1A engines to power its new fleet of Airbus A320neo and A321neo aircraft.

The aircraft order, which was announced last December, includes 100 Airbus A320neo family aircraft and purchase rights for 60 additional aircraft to renew the fleets of KLM and Transavia Netherlands,  as well as to renew and expand the fleet of Transavia France.

Along with this new engine order, CFM will also offer to further expand the  existing relationship with the Air France-KLM Group on engine maintenance and overhaul.

Air France-KLM is a longstanding CFM customer and currently operates CFM56-7B and CFM56-5B engines that power the airline’s Boeing Next-Generation 737 and Airbus A320ceo fleets, respectively.

“We are thrilled with the Air France-KLM decision that expands our great partnership,” said Gaël Méheust, president and CEO of CFM International. “We share with Air-France-KLM the same vision on delivering more  sustainable aviation by reducing carbon emissions.  We are committed to providing them a solution that combines all the benefits of the LEAP engine and the company’s world-class support.”

CFM’s advanced LEAP-1A engine continues to set new industry standards for fuel efficiency and asset utilization, logging more than 15 million engine flight hours in commercial operation. The fleet is providing airlines with better fuel consumption and lower CO2 emissions compared to their existing fleets, as well as a significant improvement in noise compared to previous generation engines.

 

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