CFM, GE Aviation mark billions in new orders at Paris Air Show

The week-long 53rd International Paris Air Show started today at Le Bourget, France, and CFM International — based in Butler County’s West Chester Twp. — as well as Cincinnati’s GE Aviation have plenty of announcements already.

Air carrier IndiGo announced Monday that it has placed a $20 billion order with CFM International.

The carrier has ordered LEAP-1A engines to power 280 Airbus A320neo and A321neo aircraft, CFM said in a release.

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The contract, which includes spare engines and an overhaul support agreement, is valued at more than $20 billion at list price.

Also from France, CFM International said Guizhou Airlines has signed a 12-year “rate-per-flight-hour” agreement for the LEAP-1A engine.

The agreement is valued at some $500 million at list price, the Butler County company said.

Peach Aviation Ltd. and CFM also signed an agreement for the purchase of 20 LEAP-1A engines, a pact valued at $294 million at list price; the aircraft were first ordered in 2016.

And GE Aviation announced that it has delivered the 20,000th flight management computer for military and commercial aircraft, marking what the company called “35 years of continuously advancing the technology for flight crews.”

Also announced from France, Envoy Air Inc. expanded a service agreement with GE Aviation to cover its fleet of CF34-8E engines that power 84 Embraer E175 aircraft currently operating and on order.

That contract is valued at more than $1 billion over the life of the agreement.

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