Thursday, March 7, 2013
CALC Selects CFM56-5B Engines for New A320s
China Aircraft Leasing Co. (CALC) has placed a firm $500 million order for enough CFM56-5B engines to power its 25 new Airbus A320 family aircraft.
The Hong Kong-based aircraft leasing company announced an agreement with Airbus to purchase 36 new A320 family aircraft in 2012, CFM International said.
"Our customers value the reliability and low cost of ownership the CFM56-5B provides, as well as the world class support they receive. We believe that forming this strategic partnership with CFM will be instrumental in helping us expand our business globally,” said Dr. Poon, CEO of CALC.
The engines are scheduled for delivery between 2014 and 2016. More