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CFM orders strong in 2015; LEAP engine surpasses 10,000 orders 

February 8, 2016 – WEST CHESTER, Ohio — 2015 proved to be another strong year for CFM orders with the company booking a total of 2,154 engines, including 736 CFM56 engines (commercial, military and spares) and 1,418 LEAP engines (including spares).

CFM LEAP-1B takes flight powering Boeing 737 MAX 

January 29, 2016 – SEATTLE, Washington — The advanced LEAP-1B engine today successfully completed a two-hour, 47- minute first flight powering the new Boeing [NYSE: BA] 737 MAX, taking off from Renton Field in Renton, Washington, at 9:46 a.m. local time and landing at 12:33 p.m. at Seattle's Boeing Field.

Boeing Debuts First 737 MAX  

December 8, 2015 – SEATTLE, Washington — Today, Boeing celebrated the completion of its first 737 MAX 8 airplane with thousands of its employees in attendance. The LEAP-1B engine was launched in August 2011 as the exclusive powerplant for the 737 MAX, with the engine uniquely optimized for the airplane. Since 1984, CFM has provided the sole powerplant for all Boeing 737 models from the Classic and Next-Generation 737 airplanes to the entire 737 MAX family. To date, more than 11,750 737 aircraft powered by CFM engines have been ordered.

CFM LEAP-1A Achieves Joint EASA / FAA Certification 

November 20, 2015 – COLOGNE, Germany / BOSTON, Massachusetts — CFM International’s advanced LEAP-1A engine was today simultaneously awarded Type Certificates by both the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), paving the way for entry into commercial service in 2016.

easyJet Exercises CFM LEAP-1A Purchase Rights 

November 17, 2015 – WEST CHESTER, Ohio — easyJet, one of Europe's leading airlines, today announced it has exercised purchase rights for CFM International’s LEAP-1A engine to power 30 additional Airbus A320neo aircraft. The airline also ordered 12 CFM56-5B engines for six additional A320ceo aircraft. CFM values the firm engine order at more than $975 million U.S. at list price.

Jazeera Airways Orders CFM56-5B Spare Engine 

November 10, 2015 – DUBAI, U.A.E. — Jazeera Airways today placed an order for one CFM56-5B engines to support its fleet of Airbus A320 aircraft. The order is valued at $11 million U.S. at list price.

VietJet Orders Additional CFM56-5B Engines; Signs Services Contract  

November 10, 2015 – DUBAI, U.A.E. — Vietnam's VietJet today announced it has selected CFM International’s CFM56-5B engine to power 15 additional Airbus A321ceo (current engine option) family aircraft. The agreement is valued at more than $700 million U.S. at list price, including spare engines and a long-term service agreement.

Pegasus signs $500 million agreement with CFM 

November 9, 2015 – DUBAI, U.A.E. — One of Turkey’s leading low-cost carriers, Pegasus Airlines, has signed an eight-year Time & Materials Support agreement with CFM International to cover a total of 90 shop visits for the CFM56-7B engines powering its fleet of Boeing 737-800 aircraft. The agreement, which also includes the purchase for four spare engines, is valued at $500 million U.S. at list price.

First LEAP-1C-powered C919 Roll Out at COMAC 

November 2, 2015 – SHANGHAI, China — In a special ceremony here today Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, Ltd. (COMAC) rolled out the first C919 airplane, The aircraft is powered by CFM International’s advanced LEAP-1C engine, which is part of the industry’s first integrated propulsion system. This event paves the way for first flight of the all-new airplane.

CFM Delivers First LEAP-1B Engines to Boeing  

October 29, 2015 – Renton, Washington – WEST CHESTER, Ohio — CFM International has delivered the first advanced LEAP-1B engines to Boeing to support factory rollout of the first 737 MAX airplane before year end and first flight in early 2016.

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