Friday, October 12, 2018

India 'very promising market'; to deliver 1,000 engines in coming years: CFM International

New Delhi: Describing India as a "very promising market", aircraft engine maker CFM International Thursday said it plans to deliver 1,000 engines in the country in the coming years as airlines expand their fleet.
The company, an equal joint venture between General Electric and Safran Aircraft Engines, would asses the needs and capacity addition, among other aspects, before deciding on whether to make engines in India, a senior official said.

Currently, four domestic airlines operate planes with CFM's LEAP engines, including Air India's 21 A320 neo aircraft. These engines power nine A320 neos of Vistara.

Jet Airways and SpiceJet operate five and one Boeing 737 MAX planes that run on LEAP engines. These figures are as on September 30, according to CFM International.

LEAP started commercial operations with A320 neo aircraft in 2016.

"It (India) is a very promising market," CFM International's Executive Vice President Sales and Marketing Philippe Couteaux said at a media briefing here.
11/10/18 PTI/Times of India

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