November 28, 2014 – SAO PAOLO, Brazil — Azul Brazilian Airlines today announced it has selected CFM International’s advanced LEAP-1A engine to power 35 Airbus A320neo family aircraft. CFM values engine order at more than $900 million U.S. at list price. The airplane order was announced by Airbus earlier today.
November 25, 2014 – PARIS, France — Vietnam's VietJetAir and CFM International have signed a 12-year Rate Per Flight Hour agreement to support the airline’s fleet 21 Airbus A320ceo aircraft powered by CFM56-5B engines.
November 11, 2014 – ZHUHAI, China — China’s Zhejiang Loong Airlines today signed an agreement with CFM International to purchase LEAP-1A engines to power nine Airbus A320neo aircraft. CFM values the engine order at $260 million U.S. at list price, including spare engines.
November 11, 2014 – ZHUHAI, China — CFM International's LEAP engine is performing exceptionally well in ground and flight testing on the path to engine certification and flight tests on the Airbus A320neo and COMAC C919 in 2015.
November 4, 2014 – ADDIA ABEBA, Ethiopia, — Ethiopian Airlines and CFM International today celebrated 10 years of strong partnership.
October 15, 2014 – JAKARTA, Indonesia – Lion Group and CFM International today signed a comprehensive Material Support Agreement for the airline's substantial CFM fleet, as well as a consultancy agreement to support its planned engine maintenance and overhaul center in Indonesia. The long-term, multi-billion dollar agreement will cover nearly 1,000 CFM engines which Lion Air currently has in service or on order.
October 9, 2014 – WEST CHESTER, Ohio — CFM International's LEAP engine took the skies for the first time on 6 October on a modified 747 flying testbed at GE Aviation Flight Test Operations in Victorville, California, launching the next phase of testing for the advanced engine program.
September 30, 2014 – CFM56-5B production line in Villaroche, France – WEST CHESTER, Ohio — easyJet, one of Europe's leading airlines, today announced an additional order with CFM International for 54 CFM56-5B engines to power the 27 Airbus A320ceo (current engine option) aircraft scheduled to begin delivery between 2015 and 2018. The aircraft order was previously announced; the airline is exercising 27 existing purchase rights. CFM values the firm engine order at more than $560 million U.S. at list price.
September 8, 2014 – NEW YORK, New York — Ryanair today announced its commitment to purchase 200 LEAP-1B engines to power 100 Boeing 737 MAX 200. Boeing formally launched the airplane, a variant of the MAX 8 that can accommodate up to 200 passengers, today with this order. Once finalized, the firm engine order is valued at more than $2.6 billion U.S. at list price.
August 25, 2014 – WEST CHESTER, Ohio – BOC Aviation today announced an order for 100 LEAP-1B engines to power 50 new Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft, as well as 60 CFM56-7BE engines to power 30 additional Boeing Next-Generation 737s. CFM values the total engine order at $2 billion U.S. at list price.