CFM International and easyJet are celebrating a successful 20-year partnership across 2016.
The two companies share a longstanding partnership that will continue further into the future with easyJet’s selection in 2014 of LEAP-1A engines to power the airlines’ Airbus A320neos that are to enter service from 2017.
easyJet’s Chief Executive, Carolyn McCall said, “With over 760 engines delivered over the past two decades and almost 15 million engine hours flown easyJet and CFM have a deep and long term partnership.” “As a European airline it is also good to have a European engine partner supporting sustainable employment in France and across Europe."
The airline is the world’s biggest operator of CFM56-5B engines, which power over 240 Airbus A319/A320 aircraft belonging to the airline.
easyJet selected CFM to provide 270 engines to power its firm order of 35 Airbus A320ceo aircraft and 100 Airbus new generation A320neo aircraft, in July 2014.
Jean-Paul Ebanga, president and CEO of CFM International, said: "It is a pleasure to be here today representing the CFM team as we celebrate our 20-year relationship with this fantastic airline"
“We are honoured to work hand-in-glove with the team to support their CFM56-5B/A320ceo fleet today and look forward to introducing the new LEAP engine into this fleet next year."
EasyJet has decreased its passengers’ carbon footprint by more than a quarter between 2001 and 2013, making it the lowest in the industry at 81.05 grams CO2 per passenger kilometre.
The airline is already making good progress to deliver on a further 8 per cent reduction between 2013 and 2020. Compared to its predecessor, the CFM56, the LEAP-1A engine delivers a 15 per cent improvement in fuel efficiency and CO2 emissions.