Zhejiang Loong Airlines has taken delivery of the first LEAP-1A-powered A320neo aircraft from the Airbus Final Assembly facility in Tianjin, China. The airline will be the first in Greater China to operate the advanced engine/aircraft combination. “We are very pleased to further expand our relationship with CFM,” said Liu Qihong, chairman of Zhejiang Loong Airlines. “As the LEAP-1A launch customer in China, we chose the engine because of its anticipated high utilization and fuel efficiency, as well as the environmental technologies CFM incorporated. All of these factors will not only keep our costs in check but also help protect the
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