ILFC Expands CFM56-7-Powered Inventory

July 25, 2000

International Lease Finance Corporation -- ILFC) today placed a $60 million order for CFM56-7 engines to power seven firm Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft.

CFM56 engines are produced by CFM International, a 50/50 joint company between Snecma Moteurs (Safran Group) of France and General Electric of the United States. CFM is the world's leading supplier of commercial aircraft engines, gaining nearly 50 percent of all orders to power 100+ passenger aircraft in the past 10 years.

U.S.-based ILFC currently has firm orders for more than 200 CFM56-7-powered 737s.

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