Singapore-based leasing group BOC Aviation on Tuesday ordered eight shipsets of CFM International’s Leap-1A engines to power Airbus A320neo airliners it has on order with delivery scheduled in 2023. The agreement was signed during this week’s Singapore Airshow.
Once the turbofans are delivered, CFM, a joint venture between France’s Safran and GE Aviation of the U.S., will power 486 aircraft in BOC’s portfolio, which the manufacturer has supported since 1998. “This contract signifies our continued confidence in the CFM Leap engine and reflects our customers’ satisfaction with the Leap-powered A320neo aircraft as an efficient and reliable airframe and engine combination,” said BOC Aviation managing director and CEO Robert Martin.
This week, CFM announced the appointment of Karl Sheldon as its new executive vice president. He is replacing Allen Paxon, who has been in the role since May 2014 and has now been assigned to GE Aviation as vice president for commercial programs strategy.