CFM Engines To Power New easyJet Planes
It was in December last year when British low-cost airline easyJet announced a firm order for 157 Airbus jets. However, there was no word on who would supply the engines for the aircraft, which would be delivered between FY2029 and FY2034.
We now have an answer. easyJet confirms that it has chosen CFM as the engine supplier. The Cincinnati-headquartered company will provide 314 LEAP-1A engines to power the 56 A320neo and 101 A321neo jets. The agreement also includes spare engines and secured pricing for 200 engines for the 100 purchase rights.
easyJet and CFM have done business with each other since 1995. In fact, the airline’s entire fleet is powered by CFM engines. Per their maker, the new-generation LEAP family powerplants provide a 15-20 per cent reduction in fuel consumption while emitting less CO2 and noise.