BOC Aviation Places $460 million order with CFM

BOC Aviation today announced that is has selected CFM engines to power new Airbus A320 family aircraft.  The order, which is comprised of 10 LEAP-1A-powered Airbus A320neo and 10 CFM56-5B-powered A320ceo aircraft, is valued at $460 million U.S. at list price.  

Robert Martin, managing director and chief executive officer of BOC Aviation, said, “This is our first order for engines for A320neo aircraft.  This new order reinforces our customers’ satisfaction with CFM56-powered A320 aircraft as a reliable airframe and engine combination, and marks our confidence in the CFM LEAP engine.”

“We are pleased BOC Aviation has chosen to power its A320neo aircraft with the LEAP engine,” said Jean-Paul Ebanga, president and CEO of CFM.  “This engine will prove to be a real asset for both BOC and for its customers.  We also appreciated their continued confidence in the CFM56-5B engine.”

“We have a great, long-standing relationship with the BOC team,” said Kevin McAllister, vice president of sales for CFM parent company GE Aviation.  “We are honored to have been a part of their success in the past and look forward to strengthening that relationship even further as they introduce LEAP-powered aircraft into their portfolio.”

Source: CFM International
Date: Jun 18, 2013