Ruili Places $810 M LEAP-1B Engine Order

New Chinese low-cost carrier Ruili Airlines today announced a $810 million U.S. order for 60 CFM LEAP-1B engines to power 30 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.

Ruili, which began operations in early 2014, serves seven domestic routes in China with three Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft powered by CFM56-7B engines.

"Ruili has accomplished much in a very short time, and we are honored to be a part of this growing, dynamic team and look forward to a long relationship with them," said Jean-Paul Ebanga, president and CEO of CFM International. "They already understand the reliability of the CFM product family. The new LEAP-1B engines will bring them even more value through improved fuel efficiency, lower environmental impact, and the legendary reliability that has made CFM the industry leader."

Source: Safran S.A. (Paris: SAF.PA)
Date: Jun 16, 2015