CFM Statement on WestJet's Intent To Purchase 65 Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft

CFM International is pleased  that WestJet Airlines has elected to sign a letter of intent with Boeing and CFM  to purchase 65 737 MAX airplanes powered by the advanced LEAP-1B engine.  The pending engine order, which consists of 40 737 MAX 8s and 25 737 MAX 7s, is valued $1.7 billion U.S. at list price.

“We are thrilled that WestJet has chosen to make CFM and the advanced new LEAP engine an integral part of its fleet modernization plans,” said CFM President and CEO Jean-Paul Ebanga.  "This airline first became a CFM customer in 2000.  Since then, they have grown to be one of our bigger customers, operating more than 100 CFM56-7B-powered Next-Generation 737s.  We have built a great relationship with WestJet over the years and are looking forward to expanding that well into the future as we introduce the LEAP engine to this fleet.”

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Source: CFM International
Date: Aug 30, 2013