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easyJet orders CFM LEAP-1A engines to power new fleet of A320neo family aircraft

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  • Agreement includes more than 300 LEAP-1A engines

LUTON, England – 24 January 2024 – Leading European carrier easyJet has ordered CFM LEAP-1A engines to power a fleet of 157 Airbus A320neo family aircraft, including 56 A320neo and 101 A321neo, which will be delivered from 2029, along with spare engines and a multi-year services agreement. The aircraft order was announced in December 2023.

Today’s order strengthens a successful partnership of more than 25 years between the two companies. easyJet currently operates 257 Airbus A320ceos powered by CFM56-5B engines and 69 A320neos with LEAP-1A engines.

“We are very pleased to have signed a deal with CFM, following a competitive selection process. This agreement for more than 300 engines will provide important environmental benefits through a significant improvement in fuel efficiency and a reduction in noise as well as enable easyJet to continue to affirm its leading position at Europe’s primary airports. easyJet has a long history working with CFM and look forward to continuing to work in partnership in the years to come,” said Johan Lundgren, CEO of easyJet.

“We are proud to embark on a new journey with easyJet, a trusted partner that shares our ambition to build more sustainable air travel,” said Gaël Méheust, president and CEO of CFM International.  "We remain committed to delivering the very best CFM has to offer in terms of efficiency, reliability and world-class customer support.”

The advanced CFM LEAP engine family provides 15 to 20 percent better fuel consumption and lower CO2 emissions, as well as a significant improvement in noise compared to previous generation engines. Since its entry into service in 2016, the LEAP engine has allowed our customers to save more than 30 million tons of CO2*.

*Compared to same flights powered by CFM56 engines.

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About CFM International A 50/50 joint venture between GE Aerospace and Safran Aircraft Engines, CFM International has redefined international cooperation and helped change the course of commercial aviation since its founding in 1974. Today, CFM is the world's leading supplier of commercial aircraft engines with a product line that sets the industry standard for efficiency, reliability, durability, and optimized cost of ownership. CFM International produces the LEAP family of engines and supports LEAP and CFM56 fleets for operators worldwide. www.cfmaeroengines.co

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