These engines will propel up to 90 Boeing 737-8 and 737-10 aircraft, as revealed during the Dubai Airshow on November 13. Additionally, the airline plans to procure spare engines to provide comprehensive support for its expanding fleet.
SunExpress, a Loyal Customer
SunExpress, a patron of CFM since its inception in 1989, operates an exclusive fleet of all 737 aircraft. The airline currently possesses 49 737-800s equipped with CFM56-7B engines and 11 737-8s, with an additional 33 aircraft pending delivery from a previous 2014 order.
“This recent procurement aligns with our ambitious growth strategy. The LEAP-1B engines’ reliability, fuel efficiency, low carbon emissions, and the anticipated support are essential elements in executing our strategic vision,” stated the company.
This latest order is a key component of our ambitious growth strategy. Over the next decade, we aim to surpass a fleet size of 150 aircraft to address increasing demand and broaden our global presence,” remarked Max Kownatzki, CEO of SunExpress.
“The dependability, fuel efficiency, low carbon emissions, and the anticipated support associated with the LEAP-1B engines play a crucial role in executing this strategic vision.
“Gaël Méheust, President & CEO of CFM International, expresses admiration for SunExpress as an impressive airline in its growth journey. Being part of the team from the outset has been a privilege, and CFM International is committed to its role in facilitating the execution of SunExpress’ long-term strategy.
The dedication to upholding promises is stronger than ever, ensuring that SunExpress can fulfill its promise for the future.
The advanced CFM LEAP engine family, known for providing 15 to 20 percent improved fuel consumption, reduced CO2 emissions, and a substantial noise reduction compared to previous-generation engines, has been in service since 2016.
Notably, the LEAP engine has contributed to saving over 28 million tons of CO2 for our customers.
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