CFM $4.2 bil­lion MoU for LEAP-1A

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to 47 air­planes a month dur­ing the year and be­gan de­liv­er­ing the new 737 MAX, con­tribut­ing to a record 529 de­liv­er­ies, in­clud­ing 74 of the MAX va­ri­ety. On the 787 Dream­liner pro­gramme, Boe­ing con­tin­ued build­ing at the high­est pro­duc­tion rate for a twin-aisle jet, lead­ing to 136 de­liv­er­ies for the year.

Hainan Air­lines Hold­ing Co., Ltd, a sub­sidiary of HNA Group, has signed a Mem­o­ran­dum of Un­der­stand­ing (MOU) with CFM In­ter­na­tional for the pur­chase of LEAP-1A en­gines to power 55 Air­bus A320­neo air­craft, along with a long-term sup­port agree­ment for Hainan Air­lines Hold­ing and its af­fil­i­ates. The MOU is val­ued at $4.2 bil­lion US. The LEAP en­gine en­tered com­mer­cial ser­vice in Au­gust 2016 and is pro­vid­ing its 30 op­er­a­tors with a 15 per­cent im­prove­ment in fuel ef­fi­ciency, with an equiv­a­lent re­duc­tion in Co emis­sions; and lower noise and NOx emis­sions. To date, the fleet in ser­vice has logged more than 250,000 en­gine flight cy­cles and 500,000 en­gine flight hours “while main­tain­ing CFM’s in­dus­try-lead­ing re­li­a­bil­ity.”

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