Air Cairo, an Egypt Air subsidiary, and CFM International signed a multi-year non-exclusive services agreement to cover the shop visits of 28 LEAP engines powering the 14 Airbus A320neo aircraft currently operated by the airline.
Air Cairo became a CFM customer in 2005 when it first ordered CFM56-5B engines to power six A320ceo family aircraft. The airline currently operates eight aircraft of this model.
Air Cairo signs agreement for engines
“Expanding our relationship with CFM is a key milestone of our development strategy,” said Hussein Sherif Fahmi, Chairman & CEO of Air Cairo. “This agreement reflects our commitment to innovation, customer satisfaction, and sustainable air travel through the efficiency of the LEAP engine.
“We are honored by Air Cairo’s renewed trust in our company. We remain committed to providing them with the highest standards of support,” said Gaël Méheust, President & CEO of CFM International. “This new agreement gives Air Cairo the flexibility and choice of where to service their LEAP engines within the open global MRO ecosystem we have been building for our customers.”
Advanced CFM LEAP engines
The advanced CFM LEAP engine family provides 15 to 20 percent better fuel consumption and lower CO2 emissions, as well as a significant improvement in noise compared to previous generation engines. Since its entry into service in 2016, the LEAP engine has allowed our customers to save more than 28 million tons of CO2.