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CFM NEWS RELEASE: SAS SIGNS LOI FOR LONG-TERM LEAP SERVICES AGR

     (The following press release from GE Aviation was received by e-mail. The 
sender verified the statement.) 
News Release
CFM13-024 
SAS Signs LOI for Long-Term LEAP Services Agreement 
*   12-year term valued at $180 million U.S. 
 LE BOURGET, France - 20 June 2013 - SAS today announced that it has signed a 
Letter of Intent with CFM International for the long-term support of its 
advanced LEAP-1A engines.  In 2011, the airline selected the engine to power 30 
firm Airbus A320neo aircraft and hold options on 11 additional airplanes. 
Under the terms of the 12-year Rate Per Flight Hour Agreement (RPFH), valued at 
$180 million U.S., CFM will guarantee maintenance costs on a dollar per engine 
flight hour basis. 
SAS, the multi-national carrier of Sweden, Norway and Denmark, operates 
scheduled flights to nearly 100destinations throughout Scandinavia, Europe, 
Asia, and the U.S. with a fleet of 140 aircraft.   The SAS currently operates a 
fleet of nearly 100 CFM-powered aircraft and owns a total of nearly 200 CFM56 
engines.  As a major European airline, SAS has long been at the forefront of 
adopting technologies that reduce the impact of aviation on the environment, as 
well as choosing efficient engines to power its fleet. 
 About CFM 
LEAP engines are a product of CFM International is a 50/50 joint company 
between Snecma (Safran) and GE and the world's largest supplier of commercial 
aircraft engines. To date, more than 25,000 CFM56 engines have been delivered 
to more than 500 operators around the globe. This fleet has achieved more than 
635 million flight hours as the most reliable engines in the air. 
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For more information, contact:
Jamie Jewell
T: 513.552.2790
M: 513.885.2282
jamie.jewell@ge.com<mailto:jamie.jewell@ge.com> 
Rick Kennedy
T: 513.243.3372
M: 513.607.0609
rick.l.kennedy@ge.com<mailto:rick.l.kennedy@ge.com> 
Giulia Lecarrié
T: +33.1.69.87.09.29
M: +33.6.42.40.17.19
giulia.lecarrie@snecma.fr<mailto:giulia.lecarrie@snecma.fr>
 
 
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