SAS has selected CFM International LEAP-1A engines to power its new fleet of 35 A320neo family aircraft, with eight spare engines included.

    The airline has also signed a long-term rate-per-flight-hour (RPFH) support agreement with CFM to cover the engine fleet, including spares, as well as 15 additional LEAP-1A-powered A320neo on lease.

    “The new LEAP engines and long-term services agreement are an integral part of SAS´ strategic fleet upgrade and will continue to greatly improve our efficiency in our operations,” said SAS’ executive vice president and CFO Magnus Örnberg.

    “Our goal is to be industry leaders in sustainable aviation, and we are to reduce emissions with 25 per cent by 2025, in comparison to 2005. This will mainly be enabled by using state-of-the-art technologies allowing for lower fuel consumption and an increase in use of sustainable aviation fuels.”

    CFM International president and CEO Gaël Meheust commented: “We are delighted to expand our long-term relationship with SAS, an airline we share the core values with. Over four decades, CFM has been working on developing leading-edge technologies that help our airlines customers make their operations cost-efficient and sustainable. We take SAS’ trust as a great responsibility to keep supporting their operations with the best CFM standards in terms of reliability.”