ILFC Selects LEAP-X Engine to Power 40 A320neo Aircraft

Released on Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Airbus A320neo
CEO - Chief Executive Officer
ILFC - International Lease Finance Corp.
--LE BOURGET, France -- International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC), a wholly owned subsidiary of American International Group, Inc. (NYSE: AIG),and CFM International today announced that leasing company has selected CFM International's advanced LEAP engine to power 40 new Airbus A320neo aircraft scheduled to begin delivery in 2016. The firm engine order is valued at $950 million at list price. ILFC also has options for 20 additional aircraft.

"Selecting the LEAP engine to power our new A320neos is right in line with our objectives of providing the industry's most technologically advanced products to our customers," said ILFC Chief Executive Henri Coupron. "We manage a huge CFM56-powered portfolio today, and we are looking forward to bringing LEAP into that mix."

"CFM and ILFC have a very successful 25-year relationship," said Jean-Paul Ebanga, president and CEO of CFM International. "As we take that relationship to the next level, we are excited to bring all of the benefits of LEAP technology, including better fuel burn and an improved environmental footprint with CFM's industry-leading reliability and low maintenance costs, to ILFC and its customers."

Source: ILFC Place $950M LEAP Engine Order to Power Airbus A320neo Aircraft

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