Our last post generated a comment regarding engine selection among leasing firms. It was a great comment because the GE combine provides tremendous power. GECAS is among the largest aircraft leasing worldwide and it is part of the GE empire. CFM, an aero engine maker, is jointly owned by France’s SNECMA and GE.
By policy, GECAS only orders GE/CFM engines on jet aircraft (though on purchase/leasebacks, it will acquire non-GE-powered aircraft).
It is interesting to see how close the engine race is when one takes GECAS orders out of the equation.