Jet2 plc Orders CFM LEAP-1A Engines, Signs Services Agreement

March 4, 2022

WEST CHESTER, Ohio – UK based Jet2 plc today announced it has selected CFM International’s advanced LEAP-1A engines to power its order for up to 75 Airbus A321 NEO aircraft. The order includes spare engines and a long-term services support agreement. Jet2 plc has been a CFM customer since 2002 and has selected the LEAP engine as part of its fleet renewal strategy.

“We are pleased to extend our long-standing relationship with CFM, who have been a key partner of our continuous growth since our creation.”

Philip Meeson, Executive Chairman of Jet2 plc

“The LEAP engine has been demonstrating significant improvements in terms of CO2 and noise emissions that will help us optimize our operations and provide a more comfortable customer experience. We are also going to increase the use of Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) with the LEAP engine to address our ambitious sustainable goals ” Meeson added

“We are honored and excited to be part of Jet2’s development strategy,” said Gaël Meheust, president and CEO of CFM International. “Over the past four decades, CFM has developed leading-edge technologies that help our customers make operations both cost-efficient and sustainable. Jet2’s trust is a great responsibility for us to provide the high-level CFM standards in terms of reliability and utilization.”

CFM’s advanced LEAP-1A engine continues to set new industry standards for fuel efficiency and asset utilization, logging more than 15 million engine flight hours in commercial operation. The fleet is providing 15 percent better fuel consumption and lower CO2 emissions, as well as a significant improvement in noise compared to previous generation engines.

About Jet2 plc
Jet2 plc is a leading leisure travel group which comprises award-winning airline and Jet2holidays, the UK’s leading package holidays operator to many leisure destinations across the Mediterranean and Canary Islands.



A 50/50 joint venture between GE Aerospace and Safran Aircraft Engines, CFM International has redefined international cooperation and helped change the course of commercial aviation since its founding in 1974. Today, CFM is the world's leading supplier of commercial aircraft engines with a product line that sets the industry standard for efficiency, reliability, durability, and optimized cost of ownership. CFM International produces the LEAP family of engines and supports LEAP and CFM56 fleets for operators worldwide. .


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