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Jet2 Plc orders additional CFM LEAP-1A engines

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  • To power its order for up to 71 new Airbus A320/A321 NEO family aircraft
  • This further order means that Jet2 plc has now ordered LEAP engines to power 98 firm orders and 48 options

PARIS – 19 June 2023 Jet2 plc today announced that it has selected CFM International’s advanced LEAP-1A engines to power its further order for up to 71 new Airbus A320 NEO/A321NEO family aircraft, of which 35 are firm orders.

The agreement includes spare engines and a long-term services support agreement, with deliveries scheduled to begin in 2028.

UK-based Jet2 plc has been a CFM customer since 2002 and today’s announcement further extends the long-standing relationship between the two companies. In March 2022, Jet2 plc announced a first order for LEAP-1A engines to power a fleet of up to 75 Airbus A321 NEO, of which 63 are firm orders. The first LEAP-powered aircraft from this order entered into service in May this year.

“We are delighted to further develop our 20-year partnership with CFM, which has supported our continuous success and growth since the beginning”, said Philip Meeson, Executive Chairman of Jet2 plc. “The introduction of the fuel efficient LEAP engine in our fleet, combined with our major investment in UK SAF production facilities, will help make our operations more sustainable and provide the best customer experience.”

“Jet2’s renewed trust in our products and teams is a real honor that commits us to keep providing them with the best CFM standards in terms of utilization and support,” said Gaël Meheust, president and CEO of CFM International. “We share with Jet2 the same ambition to invest in technologies which will make air transport even more sustainable in the coming years.”

The LEAP engine family has the fastest accumulation of flight hours in commercial aviation history, amassing more than 30 million engine flight hours and 15 million flight cycles. Since entering service, the advanced LEAP-1A engine has accumulated nearly 23 million flight hours and 11 million cycles providing 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 20 million tons of CO2.

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About Jet2 plc

Jet2 plc is a leading leisure travel group which comprises Jet2.com and Jet2holidays. Jet2.com is the UK’s third largest airline, specialising in friendly low fares from 11 UK airports to more than 65 sun, leisure city and ski destinations across Europe, the Mediterranean and Canary Islands. Jet2holidays is the UK’s largest tour operator, delivering ATOL protected Package Holidays You Can Trust to millions of customers every year. Both brands are repeatedly recognised for delivering industry-leading customer service with recent accolades including Which? Travel Brand of the Year, Feefo Platinum Trusted Provider Status and Tripadvisor’s Best UK Airline and Best European Airline. www.jet2plc.com

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.com

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