CFM entered the show with orders and commitments for more than 10,800 next-generation LEAP jet engines, valued at $151 billion (U.S. list price), and the company won deals for at least 393 more. The company sold 565 engines valued at $8.2 billion. The tally includes its CFM56 engines and also business from undisclosed customers.
The LEAP is the world’s first jet engine with 3D-printed fuel nozzles and parts made from space-age ceramics called ceramic matrix composites. The technologies make the LEAP 15 percent more fuel-efficient than other similar engines made by CFM. It’s also quieter and emits less pollution.
CFM designed the engine to power three types of aircraft: the Airbus A320neo, Boeing 737 MAX, and COMAC C919 planes.
The first LEAP-powered 737 MAX had its public debut at the show, and we had an opportunity to take a close look. (The reportage is here.) A LEAP-powered Airbus A320neo is scheduled to enter service this month in the livery of Turkey’s Pegasus Airlines.
GE received the balance of the total, including a $1.5 billion deal for its CF-34 engines from China’s COMAC and a $1.4 billion GEnx service deal with the large cargo carrier Volga-Dnepr Group. You can find the total deal breakdown here.