ALC selects engine orders

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed July 19, 2018 16:17

ALC selects engine orders

Air Lease Corporation has selected GEnx-1B engines to power its three new Boeing 787 Dreamliners. The engine order if valued at more than $170 million list price.

“Air Lease Corporation’s order for additional GEnx-powered Boeing 787 Dreamliners demonstrates the continued confidence in the engine and aircraft,” said Chaker Chahrour, VP Global Sales & Marketing at GE Aviation. “The GEnx is the most popular engine powering the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and has set itself apart in its class.”

The lessor has also placed an order Pratt & Whitney GTF engines to power a pre-existing order between Airbus and ALC for 26 firm A320neo family aircraft. ALC previously ordered GTF engines to power 30 firm A320neo family aircraft. With this announcement, ALC will manage a total of 56 GTF-powered A320neo family aircraft.

“We’re excited to power these additional 26 ALC aircraft with GTF engines,” said Rick Deurloo, senior vice president of sales, marketing and customer support at Pratt & Whitney. “We appreciate ALC’s commitment to the GTF. The industry continues to recognize that the geared turbofan is the architecture of the future.”

Also today, ALC finalized its order for additional CFM International LEAP-1B engines to power 83 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft at a value of $2.3 billion U.S. at list price.

“The LEAP-1B is performing exceptionally well in airline services,” said Gaël Méheust, president and CEO of CFM International.  “This continued vote of confidence from ALC signifies that they recognize the real value that the LEAP-1B delivers. Ten years after we launched this engine program, we are proud to say that we met all of our commitment to our customers.”

ALC has also selected CFM International’s advanced LEAP-1A engine to power 34 previously announced Airbus A321neo aircraft in an order valued at just over $1.0 billion U.S. at list price.

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed July 19, 2018 16:17