- 149 LEAP-1A engines purchased, including spares.
- Includes multi-year services agreement.
- Agreement valued at $8.5 billion U.S. (at list price).
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - 4 December, 2021 - During the visit of the President of France M. Emmanuel Macron in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,Saudi Arabian Airlines Corporation today announced that it has ordered CFM International LEAP-1A engines to power its new fleet of 35 Airbus A321neo and 30 A320neo aircraft. This agreement, which also includes a Rate-Per-Flight-Hour (RPFH) services contract to cover engines from this new order as well as an additional 20 leased A320neo aircraft, is valued at approximately $8.5 billion U.S. at list price.
Based in Jeddah, Saudi Arabian Airlines operates 61 CFM56-5B-powered Airbus A320ceo aircraft, and SAUDIA Group's its low-cost subsidiary, flyadeal, operates 11 CFM56-5B-powered Airbus A320ceo aircraft and 5 A320neo with LEAP-1A engines.
Under the terms of the agreement, CFM will also assist the SAUDIA Group subsidiary Saudia Aerospace Engineering Industries (SAEI) in developing its own engine overhaul services, including disassembly, inspection, assembly, testing, and qualification/certification for the LEAP-1A engines.
"We have been delighted with the reliability and the best-in-class support provided by CFM over the years. We look forward to introducing further LEAP engines into our fleet and we believe that this engine will be a real asset in terms of efficiency and cost-effectiveness.”
His Excellency Mr. Ibrahim Al-Omar, Director General of Saudi Arabian Airlines Group
CFM International’s advanced LEAP-1A engine continues to set a new industry standard for fuel efficiency and asset utilization, logging more than twelve million engine flight hours in commercial operations.