Viva Air and CFM International have finalized the airline’s selection of CFM engines to power its new fleet of Airbus A320 aircraft.
The order, which is valued at US$3.2 billion at list price, includes LEAP-1A new engines to power 35 A320neo aircraft, CFM56-5B new engines to power 15 A320ceo aircraft, and an aftermarket support contract for the LEAP-1A engines. Deliveries of the A320ceo aircraft began in 2018; the first A320neo is schedule for delivery in 2020.
To support its A320neo fleet, Viva Air also signed a Rate Per Flight Hour (RPFH) agreement with CFM Services. RPFH agreements are part of CFM’s portfolio of flexible aftermarket support offerings. Throughout the term of the 12-year agreement, CFM guarantees maintenance costs for the airlines 70 LEAP-1A engines on a dollar per engine flight hour basis.
Viva Air is a pioneer group of low-cost airlines based in Colombia and Peru, created by Irelandia Aviation, developer leader of low-cost airlines worldwide. Operates national and international flights in more than 21 destinations and in 2019 will carry 7.5 million passengers.
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