Delta order of CFM56-5B additional to equip its new Airbus A321ceo

Delta Air Lines has announced an order for CFM56-5B CFM International to equip 10 new Airbus A321ceo, whose order was announced on June 20.

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These A321 will join the more than 200 Airbus A319ceo/A320ceo/A321ceo, equipped with CFM engines, that currently operates the american company. Delta will use these aircraft to a higher capacity to replace appliances less efficient carrying out of domestic flights, and which will be progressively withdrawn from its fleet.

“This is a new testimony of confidence which is fantastic for all the teams of CFM,” said Gaël Méheust, President and ceo of CFM International. “Delta has been our first client and it is extremely gratifying to note that, 35 years later, CFM is still the engine of choice for operations with single aisle aircraft. ”

Delta has launched a line of CFM56 engines in commercial service on April 24, 1982, when the first McDonnell Douglas DC-8-71 by the company, equipped with CFM56-2, has connected Atlanta to Savannah, Georgia. Delta currently has in service or on order more than 430 Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 aircraft equipped with engines of reference CFM56.

About CFM International
The CFM56 engines are produced by CFM International, a joint company 50/50 joint venture between GE and Safran Aircraft Engines. CFM, the world’s leading provider of engines for the commercial aviation, has delivered more than 31 000 engines. The CFM56-5B all models of the Airbus A320ceo.

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