March 19, 2014
Comair places $210m LEAP-1B engine order
South Africa’s private domestic airline operator, JSE-listed Comair Limited, placed an order for LEAP-1B engines to power eight Boeing 737 MAX 8s, making Comair the first African airline operator to order the new 737 MAX. The LEAP-1B is the sole powerplant for the Boeing 737 MAX schedule to go into production in 2017. This engine order, which is valued at $210m U.S. at list price, supports Comair’s long-term objective of investing in future technology to ensure continuous sustainability.