Syphax Airlines places $145 million LEAP-1A / CFM56-5B engine orders

February 4, 2013


WEST CHESTER, Ohio —Syphax Airlineshas selected CFM International’s LEAP-1A and CFM56-5B engines to power three Airbus A320neo and three Airbus A319/A320ceo aircraft, respectively.  The airline will take delivery of its first A320ceo in 2015, while the new A320neo aircraft are schedule to begin delivery in 2019. The firm engine orders are valued at $145 million U.S. at list price.

“These engines are the right choice for our growing airline,” said Mr. Mohamed Frikha, chairman of Syphax Airlines.  “CFM56 engines have sterling reputation for reliability and low cost of ownership and we have had very good experience with them.  We have every confidence that the LEAP product line will be just as good and are looking forward to introducing these into our fleet.”

Syphax plans to introduce five additional leased A320ceos over the next few years.

“LEAP technology will provide double-digit improvements in fuel burn, noise, and carbon and NOx emissions and we believe these engines will prove to be real assets for Syphax as support its long-term growth,” said Jean-Paul Ebanga, president and CEO of CFM International.

“We are very pleased to continue to expand our great relationship with Syphax,” said Zair Abderrahim, vice president, Sales, for CFM.  “We are looking forward to a great future with this team and to proving that their trust in CFM is well placed. ”

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