Gulf Air has finalised an agreement to buy 65 CFM International LEAP-1A engines to power the airline’s new fleet of Airbus A320neo family aircraft.
Gulf Air has finalised an agreement to buy 65 buy CFM International LEAP-1A engines to power the airline’s new fleet of Airbus A320neo family aircraft.
The agreement, which includes engines for 17 A320neo and 12 A321neo, is valued at approximately $1 billion at list price.
The signing ceremony took place during a recent Bahrain Royal visit to Paris.
Gulf Air has been a CFM customer since 1992 and currently operates a fleet of 16 Airbus A320ceo aircraft powered by CFM56-5B engines. With its new LEAP-1A-powered A320neo family aircraft, Gulf Air plans to strengthen its footprint in the Middle-East with new routes.
Krešimir Kučko, Chief Executive Officer, Gulf Air, said: “We are delighted to expand our long-term relationship with CFM International. We have been operating CFM engines for three decades, and we are excited to introduce the LEAP engine into our new fleet of A320neo family aircraft. This state-of-the art combo will be definitely a key asset of our sustainable growth in the near future.”