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Air India Places Record Order For More Than 800 LEAP Engines

Air India and CFM International have signed an agreement for the largest ever CFM LEAP engine order. CFM will exclusively power the airline’s newly announced fleet of 210 Airbus A320/A321neo and 190 Boeing 737 MAX family aircraft.

Air India’s firm order for 800 LEAP engines includes 420 LEAP-1A, 380 LEAP-1B, plus spares. Air India also signed a CFM services contract.

Campbell Wilson, Air India CEO & Managing Director said:

"CFM has been a longstanding partner of Air India, and we are delighted to take it to a higher level with this significant order for new engines.  They will help power a key part of Vihaan.AI, Air India’s comprehensive transformation plan, by dramatically expanding our fleet and global network."

H. Lawrence Culp, Jr., chairman and chief executive officer of GE and CEO of CFM parent company GE Aerospace said:

“We appreciate Air India selecting CFM for this milestone order and are proud to continue our longstanding partnership, With the LEAP engine under wing, Air India will be able to improve fuel efficiency and reduce emissions across its narrowbody fleet.”

Olivier Andriès, chief executive officer of CFM parent company Safran said:

“We are very honored by Air India’s renewed trust in CFM, this historic order is enabling Air India to sustain continued growth and play an important role in the economic development of India. Through our current and future facilities as well as local partnerships, we are fully committed to supporting production and aftermarket activities of the LEAP engine in India.”

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