FARNBOROUGH, England – China’s Juneyao Airlines today announced that is has selected CFM International’s CFM56-5B engine to power five new Airbus A321 aircraft. The engine order is valued at more than $100 million U.S. at list price and the airline is scheduled to begin taking delivery in 2013.
“We are very happy with the high reliability the CFM56-5B engines have been providing to our entire fleet,” said Zhao Hongliang, president of Juneyao Airlines. “We also enjoyed a very good relationship with CFM and the outstanding support they provide to us.
Juneyao Airlines began operations in September 2006 and has been one of the fastest growing local airlines in China. Based in Shanghai, Juneyao provides passenger, cargo, and mail service, in addition to business and tourist charter business. The airline currently operates a fleet of 26 CFM56-5B-powered A320 family aircraft.
“We are honored that Juneyao Airlines has selected CFM56-5B engines for its newly added A321 fleet,” said Jean-Paul Ebanga, president and CEO of CFM International. “We are ALSO excited to bring the benefits of CFM56-5B PIP technology to their fleet.”
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