- Zhejiang Loong Air and CFM broaden relationship
- Rate-Per-Flight-Hour agreement covers LEAP-1A fleet
- Four spare LEAP-1A engines included
SHANGHAI, China — Zhejiang Loong Air has signed a 12-year Rate-Per-Flight-Hour agreement with CFM International (CFM) for the LEAP-1A engines powering the airline’s leased fleet of 19 Airbus A320 and A321neo aircraft. Additionally, the deal includes an order for four spare LEAP-1A engines. This adds to the long-term Service Agreement signed last year at Paris Air Show to cover 36 A320neo powered by LEAP-1A engines. Loong Air has already taken delivery of 21 LEAP-1A-powered A320neo.
RPFH agreements are part of CFM’s portfolio of flexible aftermarket support offerings. Under the terms of the agreement, CFM Services guarantees maintenance costs for the airlines LEAP-1A engines on a dollar per engine flight hour basis.
Loong Air has been an invaluable launch customer of LEAP-1A in Greater China. The engines have performed remarkably well and continue to enable outstanding operational reliability and efficiency. The agreement is further validation of our growing relationship, we’re confident CFM aftermarket services will further help facilitate growth and long-term development for our customer.
Weiming Xiang, president of CFM China
“We are honored to expand our relationship with Loong Air,” said Gaël Méheust, president and CEO of CFM International. “While witnessing the customer confidence in CFM comprehensive services offer, this new Service Agreement will help Loong Air optimize utilization and maintain the long-term value of its engines."