DBEA55AED16C0C92252A6554BC1553B2 Clicky DBEA55AED16C0C92252A6554BC1553B2 Clicky
June 17, 2024
Care to share?

At a time when various airlines are voicing concerns over the effects on their 2024 schedules of the latest Pratt & Whitney Geared Turbofan issues, AirAsia is spreading a different message. The airline is confident that it will be able to fully reactivate and reliably operate 204 aircraft by the end of the year, thanks to the recent renewal of an agreement with CFM International for LEAP-1A-engines. AirAsia relies on CFM agreement to rebuild the fleet.

In a media statement released today, AirAsia Philippines said that it is “looking at a solid salvo to 2024”, as the new CFM agreement will allow the carrier to double its fleet next year. This follows a week after the Malaysian parent airline AirAsia announced the renewed contract, which will see CFM offer improved fleet stability and monitoring of the LEAP engines.

author avatar
Richard Schuurman
Active as a journalist since 1987, with a background in newspapers, magazines, and a regional news station, Richard has been covering commercial aviation on a freelance basis since late 2016. Richard is contributing to AirInsight since December 2018. He also writes for Airliner World, Aviation News, Piloot & Vliegtuig, and Luchtvaartnieuws Magazine. Twitter: @rschuur_aero.