Jet2 Plc Boosts Fleet With More LEAP-1A Engines

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June 19, 2023 – Jet2 plc today announced that it has selected CFM International’s LEAP-1A engine to power a future fleet of up to 71 Airbus A320 NEO/A321NEO Family aircraft, 35 of which are already in service. object of a firm order.

The contract includes spare engines as well as a long-term service contract, with delivery scheduled from 2028.

UK-based Jet2 plc has been a CFM customer since 2002, and today’s announcement reinforces the longstanding partnership between the two companies. In March 2022, Jet2 plc announced a first order for LEAP-1A intended to power up to 75 Airbus A321 NEO, including 63 firm. The first LEAP-equipped aircraft resulting from this order entered service in May of this year.

“We are happy to develop the relationship that has united us with CFM for more than 20 years. CFM has been a key partner in our continued growth since our inception, said Philip Meeson, Executive Chairman of Jet 2 plc. LEAP’s energy efficiency, coupled with our major investments in infrastructure producing sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) in the UK, will help us achieve our ambitious environmental performance targets and provide a better experience for our customers. clients. »

“Jet2’s renewed confidence in our products and our teams is an honor that commits us to providing them with products that meet the highest CFM standards in terms of use and support,” said Gaël Meheust, Chairman and CEO of CFM International. We share with Jet2 the ambition to invest in technologies that will make air transport an increasingly responsible means of transport in the years to come. »

The LEAP engine family is the fastest growing in commercial aviation in terms of flight hours, with more than 33 million flight hours and 15 million cycles accumulated. Since entering service, the LEAP-1A has completed nearly 23 million flight hours and 11 million cycles.

This new generation engine offers a 15-20% reduction in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, as well as a significant improvement in noise emissions compared to previous generation engines. Since entering service in 2016, the LEAP engine has saved our customers more than 20 million tonnes of CO2.

This article is originally published on safran-group.com

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