(The following press release from CFM International was received by 
e-mail. The sender verified the statement.) 
Syphax Airlines places $145 million LEAP-1A / CFM56-5B engine orders 
*Deliveries set to begin in 2015 
WEST CHESTER, Ohio - 15 January 2013 - Syphax Airlines has selected CFM 
International's LEAP-1A and CFM56-5B engines to power three Airbus A320neo and 
three Airbus A319/A320ceo aircraft, respectively.  The airline will take 
delivery of its first A320ceo in 2015, while the new A320neo aircraft are 
schedule to begin delivery in 2019. The firm engine orders are valued at $145 
million U.S. at list price. 
"These engines are the right choice for our growing airline," said Mr. Mohamed 
Frikha, chairman of Syphax Airlines.  "CFM56 engines have sterling reputation 
for reliability and low cost of ownership and we have had very good experience 
with them.  We have every confidence that the LEAP product line will be just as 
good and are looking forward to introducing these into our fleet." 
Syphax plans to introduce five additional leased A320ceos over the next few 
"LEAP technology will provide double-digit improvements in fuel burn, noise, 
and carbon and NOx emissions and we believe these engines will prove to be real 
assets for Syphax as support its long-term growth," said Jean-Paul Ebanga, 
president and CEO of CFM International. 
"We are very pleased to continue to expand our great relationship with Syphax," 
said Zair Abderrahim, vice president, Sales, for CFM.  "We are looking forward 
to a great future with this team and to proving that their trust in CFM is well 
placed. " 
LEAP engines incorporate revolutionary technologies never before seen in the 
single-aisle aircraft segment.  This engine combines advanced aerodynamic 
design techniques, lighter, more durable materials, and leading-edge 
environmental technologies, making it a major breakthrough in engine 
technology.   The 15 percent better engine fuel efficiency, at current fuel 
prices, translates to as much as $1.6 million in fuel cost savings alone for 
customers per airplane, per year.  LEAP technology will also achieve 
double-digit improvements in CO2 emissions and noise levels, all while 
providing CFM56 levels of world-class reliability and low maintenance costs 
Launched in 2011, Syphax Airlines is the first private Tunisian "hybrid" 
airline.   Syphax hopes to help expand the regional economy by providing 
essential access from its two main hubs, Sfax -Thyna Airport and 
Tunis-Carthage.  The airline serves destinations in the Mediterranean basin 
such as France, Germany, Libya, and Turkey, in addition to domestic routes with 
two leased CFM56-5B-powered Airbus A319ceo aircraft. 
LEAP is a product of CFM International, a 50/50 joint company between Snecma 
(Safran group) and GE.  CFM is the world's leading supplier of commercial 
aircraft engines, with more than 24,750 delivered to 500+ operators around the 
For more information, contact: 
Jamie Jewell T:  513.552.2790  M:  513.885.2282<> 
Rick Kennedy T:  513.243.3372 M:  513.607.0609<> 
Antoinette Menard T:  M:<><> 
(rml) NY
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