Jazeera Airways inks $80m engine order at air show

CFM56-5B engines to power four forthcoming Airbus A320 aircraft.
NEWS, Aviation


Jazeera Airways Group has ordered CFM56-5B engines to power four Airbus A320 aircraft scheduled to be delivered to the airline between 2012 and 2014. The engine order is valued at US$80 million at list price.

Jazeera Airways, which began operations in October 2005, was the first carrier in the Middle East to operate this engine.

"We have had great success with the CFM56-5B engines and formed an outstanding working relationship with CFM,” said Marwan Boodai, chairman of Jazeera Airways Group. "The performance and reliability advantages that the engine provides have helped us establish and maintain our high efficiency and reliability reputation."

All of Jazeera Airways’ new engines will be the CFM56-5B Performance Improvement Package (PIP) configuration. The -5B PIP completed extensive ground testing and more than 26 hours of flight testing on the A320. The engine, which will become the new production standard, is on schedule for certification and entry into service by the end of 2011.

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