EVENDALE, OHIO June 30, 2003 ANA (All Nippon Airways) has announced its selection of 45 Boeing 737-700 aircraft, powered by CFM56-7 engines, as part of a future streamlining of its aircraft fleet.
The value of the CFM56 engine orders, based on the list price, is more than $500 million.
The decision is part of a major modernization of ANA's narrow-body aircraft fleet in which two older aircraft models are being replaced with a single fleet of 737 aircraft.
CFM56-7 engines are produced by CFM International (CFM). CFM, a 50/50 joint company between Snecma Moteurs (Safran Group) of France and General Electric Company, is the world's leading supplier of commercial aircraft engines with more than 13,000 CFM56 engines in service.
"ANA has been a great CFM customer and we are very gratified with its selection of a CFM-powered aircraft fleet," said Pierre Fabre, president of CFM.
ANA currently operates 25 A320s, and 27 737-400/500s, all with CFM56 engines.
The CFM56-7, the newest member of the CFM56 engine family, powers the Boeing 737-600/-700/-800/-900 aircraft. More than 1,250 of these aircraft are in service worldwide. The CFM56-7 engine provides operators substantial benefits, including dramatically lower operating costs, better performance, higher reliability, lower noise and emissions, and improved operability.