CFM International has booked orders and commitments for nearly 2,660 LEAP engines to power Airbus A320neo, Boeing 737 MAX, and COMAC C919 aircraft at a value of more than $29 billion U.S. at list price.
To date, the company has received orders for 930 LEAP-1A engines to power 455 Airbus A320neo aircraft. Orders have come from AirAsia, who placed the single largest order in aviation history, selecting the advanced LEAP engine to power 200 Airbus A320neo aircraft at the 2011 Paris Air Show; CIT Aerospace; GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS); International Lease Finance Corporation; Republic Airways Holdings; SAS; Virgin America, who officially launched the LEAP-1A engine in June 2011 on 15 June with an order for engines to power 30 A320neo aircraft. The most recent order was from Garuda Indonesia for LEAP-1A engines to power 10 new A320neo aircraft.
In August 2011, Boeing announced that the LEAP-1B would be the sole powerplant on its new, re-engined 737 MAX airplane. In addition to a 100-aircraft order from American Airlines, Boeing has received commitments for approximately 600 additional aircraft, for a total of 1,400 engines.
The LEAP-1C is the exclusive powerplant for the new 150-passenger COMAC C919. COMAC has received commitments for 165 aircraft, including recently announced orders for 45 aircraft from ICBC Leasing and 20 aircraft from Sichuan Airlines.
LEAP development is progressing on schedule and the engine is on track for entry into service in 2016 on the A320neo and C919 and in 2017 on the Boeing 737 MAX…
The foundation of the LEAP engine is heavily rooted in advanced aerodynamics, environmental, and materials technology development programs. It will provide up to 15 percent better fuel consumption and an equivalent reduction in CO2 emissions compared to today’s best CFM engine, along with a 50 percent reduction in oxides of nitrogen emissions, and up to a 15 decibel reduction in noise. All this technology brings with it CFM’s legendary reliability and low maintenance costs.
LEAP engines are a product of CFM International (CFM), a 50/50 joint company between Snecma (Safran group) and GE and the world’s leading supplier of commercial aircraft engines.
This is a GE Aviation news release – http://www.geaviation.com/aboutgeae/presscenter/cfm56/leap-x/leap_20111115b.html