Jet2 plc has selected CFM International’s advanced LEAP-1A engines to power its further order for up to 71 new Airbus A320neo/A321neo-family aircraft, of which 35 are firm orders. The agreement includes spare engines and a long-term services support agreement, with deliveries scheduled to begin in 2028.
UK-based Jet2 plc has been a CFM customer since 2002 and this latest order further extends the long-standing relationship between the two companies. In March 2022, Jet2 plc announced a first order for LEAP-1A engines to power a fleet of up to 75 Airbus A321neos, of which 63 are firm orders. The first LEAP-powered aircraft from this order entered into service in May this year.
“We are delighted to further develop our 20-year partnership with CFM, which has supported our continuous success and growth since the beginning”, said Philip Meeson, Executive Chairman of Jet2 plc. “The introduction of the fuel-efficient LEAP engine in our fleet, combined with our major investment in UK SAF production facilities, will help make our operations more sustainable and provide the best customer experience.”
The LEAP engine family has the fastest accumulation of flight hours in commercial aviation history, amassing more than 30 million engine flight hours and 15 million flight cycles. Since entering service, the advanced LEAP-1A engine has accumulated nearly 23 million flight hours and 11 million cycles providing 15-to-20% better fuel consumption and lower CO2 emissions, as well as a significant improvement in noise compared to previous generation engines. Since its entry into service in 2016, the LEAP engine has allowed customers to save more than 20 million tonnes of CO2.