WEST CHESTER, Ohio – 25 July 2012 — Mexico’s flag carrier, Aeromexico, today announced that it plans to purchase LEAP-1B engines to power 90 Boeing 737 MAX 8 and MAX 9 airplanes. The order is valued at $2.25 billion U.S. at list price.
“We see great synergy between CFM and Boeing on this airplane. The LEAP-powered MAX brings all of the elements we need to help us continue to grow our airline – reliability, fuel efficiency, an improved environmental footprint, and low overall cost of ownership. We know from experience the high level of support we will get for this airplane and look forwarding to introducing it into our fleet,” said Andres Conesa, Chief Executive Officer of Aeromexico.
Aeromexico, which was found in 1934, is a long-time CFM customer and took delivery of its first CFM56-7B-powered Next-Generation 737 in 2003. Today, the airline operates a fleet of more than 40 CFM56-powered 737-700 and 737 -800 aircraft with nearly 10 additional aircraft still to be delivered.
“We could not be more proud to be a part of this team for the long term,” said Kevin McAllister, vice president of Global Sales for CFM parent company GE Aviation. “Aeromexico has done an incredible job of both growing its reach into the right markets globally, as well as expanding its fleet with the most modern aircraft available today. We see great things ahead for this airline, and we will be beside them every step of the way. ”
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