UK-based Jet2 plc has selected CFM International’s advanced LEAP-1A engines to power its order for up to 75 Airbus A321neo aircraft. The order includes spare engines and a long-term services support agreement. Jet2 plc has been a CFM customer since 2002 and has selected the LEAP engine as part of its fleet renewal strategy.
“The LEAP engine has been demonstrating significant improvements in terms of CO2 and noise emissions that will help us optimize our operations and provide a more comfortable customer experience. We are also going to increase the use of Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) with the LEAP engine to address our ambitious sustainable goals ” said Philip Meeson, Executive Chairman of Jet2 plc.
CFM’s advanced LEAP-1A engine continues to set new industry standards for fuel efficiency and asset utilisation, logging more than 15 million engine flight hours in commercial operation. The fleet is providing 15% better fuel consumption and lower CO2 emissions, as well as a significant improvement in noise compared to previous-generation engines.