Indigo has announced that it has selected CFM International LEAP-1A engines to power its fleet of 310 new A320neo family aircraft. This includes A320neo, A321neo and A321XLR. The agreement signed yesterday includes 620 new installed engines and associated spare engines, as well as a multi-year service agreement.
Indigo in 2019 had selected LEAP-1A engines and signed a long-term service agreement for engines to power 280 A320neo family aircraft. This new agreement, therefore, secures the LEAP-1A engine and its long-term service agreements for a total of 590 A320neo family aircraft.
The Indian low cost carrier is currently operating 7 A320neo and 15 A321neo with LEAP-1A engines. This agreement will secure LEAP-1A engines and service agreements for its A320neo family aircraft that is scheduled to be delivered 2023 onwards.
This is a pivotal milestone that reflects our long-standing commitment to rapidly strengthen our network both domestically and internationally. This expansion will serve as a catalyst to boost India’s economic growth and the mobility of its people. India’s aviation sector is poised to grow from strength to strength, and we will continue on our mission of building a world-class transportation network. We are here to deliver on our promise of providing low fares and a courteous, hassle free experience to all our customers.Ronojoy Dutta, Chief Executive Officer of IndiGo
We are incredibly honored by IndiGo’s renewed trust in CFM. We are fully committed to helping IndiGo optimize its operations by providing them with the industry-leading asset utilization, fuel efficiency, and overall cost of ownership.Gaël Méheust, President and CEO, CFM International.
Presently, in India, Vistara’s and Air India’s A320neos are powered by CFM Leap-1A engines. Meanwhile, Indigo recently announced a new Door-to-Door baggage service.
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