WOW air takes delivery of its first CFM LEAP-1A-powered A321neo

June 21, 2017

WOW air takes delivery of its first CFM LEAP-1A-powered A321neo

  • Second LEAP-powered aircraft to enter fleet

LE BOURGET, France — 21 June 2017 — Iceland-based WOW air today took delivery of its first Airbus A321neo aircraft powered by CFM International’s LEAP-1A engines.  The aircraft is leased from Air Lease Corporation.

This is the second LEAP-powered airplane to enter the airline’s fleet.  WOW air took delivery of its first A320neo back in April.  On May 3, it become the world’s first airline to operate LEAP-1A-powered A320neo aircraft on transatlantic flights, traveling from Reykjavik to Montreal, Canada.  The airline, which began commercial service in 2011, also operates a fleet of seven CFM56-5B-powered A320 family aircraft.

“Whenever you are impressed by something, or someone, happily surprised, charmed, or amazed, you simply say ’wow’,” said Gaël Méheust, president and CEO of CFM International.  “On behalf of the women and men of CFM, thank you, Skúli Mogensen, for giving us the opportunity to say WOW many times over the past five years.  It has been a real privilege being a part of your incredible success story.”

About WOW air

WOW air is a low-fare, long-haul airline based in Iceland. The airline was founded in by entrepreneur Skúli Mogensen November 2011 and currently serves 33 destinations across Europe, North America and Asia. WOW air is committed to providing the cheapest flights to and from Iceland and across the Atlantic, while providing memorable service all the way.

About CFM International

CFM56 engines are a product of CFM International, a 50/50 joint company between GE and Safran Aircraft Engines and the world’s leading supplier of commercial aircraft engines.  The CFM56-5B engine powers every model of the Airbus A320ceo family and has been chosen to power nearly 60 percent of all A320 aircraft in service or on order.  For more information, visit us at or follow us on Twitter @CFM_engines.

Skuli Mogensen CEO and owner of WOW air, and Gael Meheust president and CEO CFM International, celebrate the delivery of the airlines first LEAP-1A-powered Airbus A321neo aircraft.


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