WOW air places $85 million order for CFM56-5B engines
- Becomes new direct CFM customer
FARNBOROUGH — 12 July 2016 — In a special signing ceremony here today, Iceland-based WOW air announced it has selected CFM International CFM56-5B engines to power four new Airbus A321ceo (current engine option) family aircraft. The firm engine order is valued at $85 million U.S. at list price.
The airline, which began commercial service in 2011, currently operates a fleet of seven CFM56-5B-powered A320 family aircraft. WOW air the low-fare airline based in Iceland has signed a firm order for four A321s. This is the airline’s first purchase of CFM engines.
“We have been very happy with the CFM56-5B engines in our fleet,” said Skúli Mogensen, founder and CEO of WOW air. “The reliability they provide has been a key element in our ability to grow so quickly and so successfully.”
“We are very pleased to take our relationship with WOW air to the next level,” said Jean-Paul Ebanga, president and CEO of CFM International. “It is exciting for us to be part of such a dynamic team.”
About CFM International
CFM56 engines are a product of CFM International, a 50/50 joint company between GE and Safran Aircraft Engines and the world’s leading supplier of commercial aircraft engines. The CFM56-5B engine powers every model of the Airbus A320ceo family and has been chosen to power nearly 60 percent of all A320 aircraft in service or on order. For more information, visit us at www.cfmaeroengines.com or follow us on Twitter @CFM_engines.