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easyJet LEAP forward with CFM deal

photo_camera Pricing for 200 new CFM LEAP-1A engines secured for easyJet (File photo)

European LCC easyJet has selected CFM as its engine supplier to provide 314 engines to power its firm order of 157 Airbus aircraft, together with spare engines and secured pricing for 200 engines for the 100 purchase rights.

This new agreement continues the long-standing partnership between the two companies, which has been in place since 1995.  The airline’s entire current fleet is powered by CFM engines.

The aircraft order, comprised of 56 A320neo and 101 A321neo aircraft, is for deliveries between FY2029 and FY2034 following shareholder agreement in December 2023.

The A320neos and A321neos will be powered by the CFM LEAP-1A engines.  The new engine deal is a key component in the ongoing modernisation of the easyJet fleet and deliver between a 13% to 30% unit fuel burn efficiency improvement, depending on which aircraft are replaced. Alongside this, the new aircraft are significantly quieter, with half the noise of the older aircraft they are replacing.

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Johan Lundgren, chief executive of easyJet, commented: “We are very pleased to have signed a deal with CFM, following a competitive selection process. This agreement for more than 300 engines will provide important environmental benefits through a significant improvement in fuel efficiency and a reduction in noise as well as enable easyJet to continue to affirm its leading position at Europe’s primary airports. easyJet has a long history working with CFM and look forward to continuing to work in partnership in the years to come.”

Gaël Méheust, president and CEO of CFM International, said: “We are proud to embark on a new journey with easyJet, a trusted partner that shares our ambition to build more sustainable air travel. We remain committed to delivering the very best CFM has to offer in terms of efficiency, reliability, and world-class customer support.”


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