Air Lease Corporate Selects CFM56-5B Engine to Power 20 A320s

Released on Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Airbus A320
ALC - Air Lease Corporation
CAEP - Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection
ICAO - International Civil Aviation Organization
PIP - Performance Improvement Package
LE BOURGET, France - 22 June 2011 - Air Lease Corporation (ALC) has selected CFM International's CFM56-5B engine to power 20 firm Airbus A320 family aircraft. The aircraft are scheduled for delivery between 2012 and 2016 and the order is valued at $380 million U.S. at list price. The airplanes were previously announced at the 2010 Farnborough Air Show.

Air Lease Corporation (ALC), formed in 2010, specializes in purchasing commercial aircraft and leasing them to its airline partners worldwide through customized leasing and financing solutions. For more information, visit

All of the engines will be the CFM56-5B Performance Improvement Package (PIP) configuration, scheduled for certification and entry into service by the end of 2011. The improvements, which provide a 0.5% improvement in fuel burn, include hardware changes to the core, including new high-pressure turbine blade, as well as manufacturing changes the fan and compressor blades and vanes to improve performance retention. The engine will maintain the same noise signature as the current production engine. These engines also meet current International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Committee of Aviation Environmental Protection standards (CAEP /6) requirements.

Source: Air Lease Corporate Selected CFM56-5B Engine in $380 Million Order

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