Goshawk Aviation Limited and CFM International have concluded an agreement for the purchase of LEAP-1B engines to power 20 new Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplanes in an order valued at $580 million U.S. at list price. This is the aircraft leasing company's first direct order of CFM engines.
"We are pleased to work with CFM," said Brian Cheng, Chairman of Goshawk Aviation Limited and Executive Director of NWS Holdings Limited. "The high fuel efficiency and daily utilization rate of the LEAP-1B engine assure us that this will be a great asset for us and for our airline customers."
"I am delighted to welcome Goshawk Aviation to the LEAP family," said Gaël Méheust, president and CEO of CFM International. "We look forward to working with them as they bring the LEAP-powered MAX on board and to developing a strong relationship in the years to come."
The LEAP engine family continues to perform exceptionally well in commercial service. There are 61 airlines currently operating more than 385 aircraft on five continents. Overall, the fleet has logged more than 700,000 flight cycles and 1.5 million engine flight hours while maintaining CFM's industry-leading reliability and the highest utilization rate in this thrust class. The engine is delivering a 15 percent improvement in fuel efficiency, with an equivalent reduction in CO2 emissions; and lower noise and NOx emissions.