Air Cairo and CFM International have signed a multi-year non-exclusive services agreement to cover the shop visits of 28 LEAP engines powering the 14 Airbus A320neo aircraft currently operated by the airline.
Air Cairo first became a CFM customer in 2005 when it ordered CFM56-5B engines to power six A320ceo family aircraft.
The airline now currently operates eight aircraft of this model.
Gaël Méheust, president and chief executive of CFM International, said: “We are honoured by Air Cairo’s renewed trust in our company.
“We remain committed to providing them with the highest standards of support.
“This new agreement gives Air Cairo the flexibility and choice of where to service their LEAP engines within the open global MRO ecosystem we have been building for our customers.”
The advanced CFM LEAP engine family provides 15-20 per cent better fuel consumption and lower CO2 emissions, as well as a significant improvement in noise compared to previous generation engines.
Since its entry into service in 2016, the LEAP engine has allowed CFM customers to save more than 28 million tons of CO2 (compared to the same flights powered by CFM56 engines).
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