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Thursday 28 August 2014

EasyJet picks CFM as engine supplier for new aircraft

Published 14/07/2014 | 11:24

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EasyJet has selected CFM International S.A., a joint venture between Safran and GE, to provide 270 engines for its order of 35 Airbus A320 aircraft and 100 Airbus A320neo aircraft, the company said on Monday.

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The airline said it had negotiated a reduced price with CFM but that details were confidential.

The first A320 aircraft are expected to be delivered between 2015-2017 and the new A320neo aircraft are set for delivery between 2017-2022, easyJet said.

"The engines will help easyJet to maintain its low cost base and the new generation A320neo is expected to deliver a cost per seat saving of between 11 percent and 12 percent compared to the current generation A319," said easyJet Chief Executive Carolyn McCall.


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