European carrier easyJet has ordered CFM LEAP-1A engines to power a fleet of 157 Airbus A320neo family aircraft, including 56 A320neos and 101 A321neos, which will be delivered from 2029, along with spare engines and a multi-year services agreement. The aircraft order was announced in December 2023.
This latest order strengthens a successful partnership of more than 25 years between CFM International and easyJet. The airline currently operates 257 Airbus A320ceos powered by CFM56-5B engines and 69 A320neos powered by LEAP-1A engines.
“We are very pleased to have signed a deal with CFM, following a competitive selection process. This agreement for more than 300 engines will provide important environmental benefits through a significant improvement in fuel efficiency and a reduction in noise as well as enable easyJet to continue to affirm its leading position at Europe’s primary airports. easyJet has a long history working with CFM and looks forward to continuing to work in partnership in the years to come,” said Johan Lundgren, CEO of easyJet.
The advanced CFM LEAP-engine family provides 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 30 million tonnes of CO2 compared to the same flights powered by CFM56 engines.