LE BOURGET, June 16, 2005 Air Europa today announced an order for 18 firm, 12 option Boeing 737-800 aircraft powered by CFM56-7B engines. The firm engine order is valued about $220 million. CFM56-7B engines are produced by CFM International, a 50/50 joint company between Snecma (Safran Group) and General Electric Company. CFM is the world's leading supplier of commercial aircraft engines, with more than 15,000 delivered to date.
The Spanish carrier, headquartered in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, is scheduled to begin taking delivery of the aircraft in 2007 and plans to use the new 737s for both fleet renewal and expansion. The carrier currently operates 27 737-800s and two 737-400s powered by the CFM56-3.