November 14, 2012
New C919 orders push total LEAP orders past 4,300 engines
CFM International’s LEAP family continues to be the engines of choice for next-generation single-aisle aircraft. The order for 50 LEAP-1C-powered C919 aircraft announced by COMAC at the Zhuhai Air Show pushed total LEAP engine orders and commitments to 4,352 engines at a list price value of more than US$52bn. CFM’s LEAP-1C is the sole Western powerplant for the new 150-passenger C919 scheduled to enter commercial service in 2016. Following COMAC’s announcement, there are now 760 LEAP-1C engines on order to power 380 C919 aircraft. The LEAP-1B is the sole powerplant for Boeing’s new 737 MAX aircraft schedule to enter service in 2017. To date, CFM has received firm orders for 1,876 LEAP-1B engines to power 938 737 MAX airplanes. The LEAP-1A is one of the engine options for the Airbus A320neo family. To date, 1,192 LEAP-1A engines have been ordered to power 596 A320neo aircraft. This total represents 51% of the total A320neo orders for which an engine selection has been made.