My Account Menu

CAPA Login


Register to trial CAPA Membership!

Comlux places USD36 million CFM56-5B order for A318 elite Aircraft

22-Nov-2005

DUBAI (GE Transportation) - Comlux, the VIP charter operator based in Zurich; Switzerland, has selected the CFM56-5B engine to power three firm, three option Airbus A318 Elite Corporate Jets. The firm engine order is valued at approximately $36 million at list price.

CFM56-5B engines are produced by CFM International, a 50/50 joint company between Snecma and General Electric Company. CFM, the world's leading supplier of commercial aircraft engines, has delivered more than 15,300 engines.

The high reliability, long on-wing life, and low maintenance costs of the CFM56-5 make it extremely popular with major airlines, low-cost carriers, and leasing companies worldwide. More than 1,850 CFM56-5B engines have been delivered to date, and the fleet is growing at a rate of about 20 engines per month.

Primary factors behind the engine's broad-based market acceptance include this industry's best reliability, durability, and low cost of ownership brought about by the engine's simple, rugged architecture. The CFM56-5B is the only engine that can power every model of the A320 family, from the small A318 up to the A321, with the same bill of materials, giving airlines a significant commonality advantage.

GE is a CAPA Member. For more information on the Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation's membership service, please click the icon below.

capagold.gif

capaplatinum.gif

Want more analysis like this? CAPA Membership gives you access to all news and analysis on the site, along with access to many areas of our comprehensive databases and toolsets.
Find out more and take a free trial.