• Doubles CFM-powered fleet
DUBAI, U.A.E. — 9 November 2015 — Jet Airways today placed an order for 150 LEAP-1B engines to power 75 Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft. It is the largest order in the airlines history.
The airplane order was previously attributed to an unidentified customer and includes conversions of 25 Next-Generation 737s to 737 MAX 8s, which were also previously unidentified.
Jet Airways began operation in May 1993 with four CFM56-3-powered Classic Boeing 737. Today, the airline is one of the most respected in the world and the largest private carrier in India. The Jet Airways operates a fleet or more than 70 CFM56-7B powered Next-Generation 737 aircraft.
“Jet Airways is an impressive airline,” said Jean-Paul Ebanga, president and CEO of CFM International. “We are excited to launch this new phase of our relationship with them and look forward to introducing all the benefits of our advanced LEAP engine into their fleet.”
About Jet Airways
Jet Airways Group currently operates a fleet of 115 aircraft, which includes a mix of state-of-the-art Boeing 777-300 ERs, Airbus A330-200/300, Next Generation Boeing 737s and ATR 72-500/600s. With an average age of 6.04 years, this is one of the youngest fleets in the region. Flights to 73 destinations span the length and breadth of India and beyond, including Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Bangkok, Brussels, Colombo, Dammam, Dhaka, Doha, Dubai, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Jeddah, Kathmandu, Kuwait, London (Heathrow), Muscat, New York (Newark), Paris, Riyadh, Sharjah, Singapore and Toronto.
Jet Airways together with airberlin, Air Serbia, Air Seychelles, Alitalia, Etihad Airways, Etihad Regional operated by Darwin Airline, and NIKI, also participates in Etihad Airways Partners, which brings together like-minded airlines to offer customers more choice through improved networks and schedules and enhanced frequent flyer benefits.
About CFM International
LEAP engines are a product of CFM International, a 50/50 joint company between Snecma (Safran) and GE. CFM is the world’s leading supplier of commercial aircraft engines, with nearly 28,700 delivered as of October 31, 2015 to more than 550 operators around the globe and has garnered orders for more than 9,660 LEAP engines. For more information, visit us at www.cfmaeroengines.com or follow us on Twitter @CFM_engines.