EVENDALE, Ohio February 25, 2008 Uzbekistan Airways, the national carrier of Uzbekistan, has become CFM International newest customer with an order for CFM56-5B engines to power six new Airbus A320 aircraft scheduled to begin delivery in 2011. The order is valued at more than $80 million at list price.
CFM56-5B engines are produced by CFM International, a 50/50 joint company between Snecma (Safran Group) and General Electric Company. CFM is the world's leading supplier of commercial aircraft engines with 18, 000 engines in service with nearly 500 operators worldwide.
Uzbekistan Airways, which recently celebrated its 16th anniversary, has it has carried more than 30 million customers and become one of the leading carriers in Central Asia since its formation in 1992. The airline operates scheduled flights to more than forty cities worldwide to destinations in North America, Europe, the Middles East, Southeast and Central Asia and the CIS.
The CFM56-5B is the engine of choice for the Airbus A320 family and is popular with major airlines, low-cost carriers, and leasing companies alike. Nearly 3,000 CFM56-5B engines have been delivered to date, and the fleet is growing at a rate of about 40 engines per month. Primary factors behind the engine's broad-based acceptance include this industry's best reliability, durability, low cost of ownership, and world-class customer and product support. The CFM56-5B is the only engine that can power every model of the A320 family, from the small A318 up to the A321, with the same bill of materials. For more information on CFM International, visit us at www.cfmaeroengines.com.