Xiamen Airlines has ordered LEAP-1A engines from CFM to power its fleet of 40 Airbus aircraft.

The engines will be used for Xiamen’s its 15 A321neo and 25 A320neo aircraft, and the agreement also includes spare engines.

The airline, which has been a CFM customer since 1992, has also signed a services agreement for its LEAP-1B and CFM56-7B fleets.

Dong Zhao, chairman of Xiamen Airlines, said, “We have long-standing relationship with CFM and 100% of our fleet is powered by CFM and GE engines. Xiamen Airlines supports the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and has adopted sustainable development as one of our strategic priorities during the 14th Five-Year Plan period. Joining hands again, we will continue to reduce fuel consumption, and fulfill our commitments to carbon peaking and carbon neutrality goals through innovation, providing safe, comfortable and sustainable travel options to our passengers.”

According to CFM, the LEAP engine family provides 15-20% better fuel consumption and lower CO2 emissions, as well as a significant improvement in noise compared to previous generation engines.

Weiming Xiang, president of CFM International Greater China, commented, “We highly value our long-term collaboration with Xiamen Airlines, and are delighted to enhance our cooperation during the 6th China International Import Expo. We will continue to provide safe and reliable products and services to support the smooth operation of their Airbus fleet and contribute to their sustainable development as we invent the future of flight together.”

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