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20-Jun-2017 8:29 AM

IAG places order for 110 CFM LEAP-1A engines

IAG selected (19-Jun-2017) CFM International LEAP-1A engines to power 55 A320neo family aircraft. The order also includes a long-term support rate per flight hour (RPFH) agreement. Details include:

  • 35 aircraft for British Airways and 20 aircraft for Iberia;
  • Agreement includes spare engines and long-term support;
  • Scheduled to begin delivery in 2018, the aircraft form part of orders announced by IAG between 2014 and 2015;
  • RPFH agreement guarantees maintenance costs for a dollar per flight hour basis over the life of the agreement.

Iberia has been an exclusive CFM operator on its single-aisle fleet for over 30 years and British Airways has operated CFM56-3 powered Boeing 737 aircraft and currently operates two CFM56-5B powered A319 aircraft. [more - original PR]