(The following is a reformatted version of a press release
issued by CFM International and received via electronic mail.
The release was confirmed by the sender.)
New C919 orders push total LEAP orders past 4,300 engines
· 4,352* total LEAP engine orders and commitments
· Valued at $52 billion U.S. at list price
ZHUHAI, China - 14 November 2012 -- CFM International’s LEAP
family continues to be the engines of choice for next-generation
single-aisle aircraft. The order for 50 LEAP-1C-powered C919
aircraft announced by COMAC at the Zhuhai Air Show pushed total
LEAP engine orders and commitments to 4,352 engines at a list
price value of more than $52 billion U.S.
CFM’s LEAP-1C is the sole Western powerplant for the new 150-passenger C919 scheduled to enter commercial service in 2016.
Following COMAC’s announcement, there are now 760 LEAP-1C
engines on order to power 380 C919 aircraft.
The LEAP-1B is the sole powerplant for Boeing’s new 737 MAX
aircraft schedule to enter service in 2017. To date, CFM has
received firm orders for 1,876 LEAP-1B engines to power 938 737
The LEAP-1A is one of the engine options for the Airbus A320neo
family. To date, 1,192 LEAP-1A engines have been ordered to
power 596 A320neo aircraft. This total represents 51 percent of
the total A320neo orders for which an engine selection has been
The foundation of the LEAP engine is heavily rooted in advanced
aerodynamics, environmental, and materials technology
development programs. It will provide up to 15 percent better
fuel consumption and an equivalent reduction in CO2 emissions
compared to today’s best CFM engine, along with a 50 percent
reduction in oxides of nitrogen emissions, and up to a 15
decibel reduction in noise. All this technology brings with it
CFM’s legendary reliability and low maintenance costs.
The LEAP engine family is a product of CFM International, a
50/50 joint company between Snecma (Safran group) and GE and
will succeed the ubiquitous CFM56 product line. CFM is the
world’s largest commercial aircraft engine supplier, and the
company has delivered approximately 24,200 CFM56 engines to more
than 530 operators around the globe. The CFM56 fleet has logged
more than 600 million flight hours in the past 30 years as the
most reliable engines in the air.
*Total includes announced commitments for Boeing 737 MAX
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