Zhejiang Loong Air has signed a 12-year Rate-Per-Flight-Hour agreement with CFM International (CFM) for the LEAP-1A engines, powering the airline’s leased fleet of 19 Airbus A320 and A321neo aircraft. Additionally, the deal includes an order for four spare LEAP-1A engines. This adds to the long-term service agreement signed last year at the Paris Air Show to cover 36 A320neo aircraft, powered by LEAP-1A engines. Loong Air has already taken delivery of 21 LEAP-1A-powered A320neos.
RPFH agreements are part of CFM’s portfolio of flexible aftermarket support offerings. Under the terms of the agreement, CFM Services guarantees maintenance costs for the airlines LEAP-1A engines on a dollar per engine flight hour basis.
LEAP-1A engines are a product of CFM International, a 50/50 joint company between GE and Safran Aircraft Engines.