25 July 2022 – Qatar Airways and CFM International have signed an agreement for installed and spare LEAP-1B engines to power the airline’s new fleet of 25 firm 737-10 aircraft announced earlier today, along with a services agreement that covers the entire fleet.
The national airline of the state of Qatar has been a CFM customer since 2015 and currently operates eight CFM56-powered aircraft.
"We look forward to providing (Qatar) the industry’s most advanced engine with the highest standards for reliability, asset utilization, and fuel efficiency, backed by our world-class support network.”- Gaël Méheust, president and CEO , CFM International
“We are honored to expand our relationship with Qatar Airways,” said Gaël Méheust, president and CEO of CFM International. “We look forward to providing them the industry’s most advanced engine with the highest standards for reliability, asset utilization, and fuel efficiency, backed by our world-class support network.”
Since entering service, the LEAP-1B engine has accumulated five million engine flight hours and 1.9 million flight cycles.
The advanced CFM LEAP engine continues to set new industry standards for fuel efficiency asset utilization, and sustainable operations. The fleet has logged 20 million engine flight hours in commercial operation and is providing customers with 15 to 20 percent better fuel efficiency 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 allowed our customers to save more than 14 million tons of CO2.