Posts Tagged “CFM”

CFM makes an important win

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CFM just announced an important win for their LEAP engine. The Qantas Group today announced that it has selected CFM International’s advanced LEAP-1A engine to power 78 A320neo currently on order.   The engine order is valued at $2 billion list prices, including spares. Today’s announcement takes total LEAP orders and commitments to more than 3,500…

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The Boeing 737 MAX and the GTF

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The Boeing 737 MAX and the GTF






It’s a story that won’t die, and the buzz around ISTAT 2012 was that Boeing continues to consider offering the Pratt & Whitney GTF on the 737 MAX. Related posts: Pricing a Key to Initial LEAP-GTF Narrow-Body Battles Yellow flags waving throughout Commercial Aviation Outlook for Aerospace in 2012 LEAP Progressing in Engine Test Program

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Big airplane sales mean big engine sales

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Big airplane sales mean big engine sales






This morning CFM provided the following PR: “CFM International (CFM) had a record year in 2011, logging orders for 1,500 commercial, military and spare CFM56 engines and commitments for 3,056 LEAP engines for a combined value of $51.7 billion at list price. As the company logs record commitments, CFM is also achieving record production rates…

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Southwest Launches 737Max

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Southwest Launches 737Max






Southwest Airlines has just placed the largest aircraft order in Boeing history, ordering 58 737NG aircraft and becoming the launch customer for the 737Max, with 150 firm orders.  Southwest, which was also launch customer for the 737-300, 737-500, and 737-700, will be the first to take delivery of the 737Max powered by the CFM Leap-1B…

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Podcast – The Complexities of Buying Aero Engines

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We speak with Norman Hecht, an aviation consultant with 38 years in the business, 37 of them with a major engine OEM. Norm explains the most important factors in engine selection – there are nuances and airlines frequently bring in consultants to assist even if they have a long term relationship with the OEM. We…

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Looking ahead toward the Dubai Air Show

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The Dubai Air Show the week of November 13 will have a fair number of orders to announce by the Middle Eastern carriers and a small number of non-Gulf customers. Some of these orders have been widely leaked already: Emirates is expected to announce another large number of A380s. Qatar is expected to double its…

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