Lufthansa places CFM56-5B engine order for Airbus A320ceo

Deutsche Lufthansa has selected CFM International’s CFM56-5B engine to power 30 firm Airbus A320ceo (current engine option) aircraft. The agreement is valued at more than $610 million U.S. at list price. The aircraft order was announced in June of this year.

Nico Buchholz, executive vice president, Fleet Management for Lufthansa Group said:

“Our choice of the CFM56-5B engine is a true continuation of our long-running relationship with CFM. We know from experience that the CFM56-B offers a world-class combination of economic efficiency, reliability, and time on wing. We pleased to introduce more of these engines into our fleet.”

Lufthansa, which is part of the Lufthansa Aviation Group, currently operates a fleet 350 CFM56 engines powering Airbus A319/A320, long-range, four-engine A340-300, and Boeing 737 Classic aircraft. Overall, Lufthansa Aviation Group, which includes Germanwings, Austrian, and Swiss, operates more than 560 CFM56 engines.

Jean-Paul Ebanga, president and CEO of CFM said:

“This is a fantastic vote of confidence for the entire CFM Team. Lufthansa is a long-time CFM customer and we are proud to continue this long relationship with them.”

Kevin McAllister vice president of sales for CFM parent company GE Aviation said:

“Lufthansa again chose the CFM56-5B after a very detailed technical evaluation. It is highly gratifying when an airline noted for its technical expertise recognizes the exceptional value that our product will bring to their fleet.”

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