CFM Leap engines will power 50 Airbus A321neo planes ordered by VietJet Air, Vietnam’s leading private airline.
Prime Ministers of France and Vietnam witnessed the signing of two business deals worth over $10 billion and dozens of other cooperation agreements. The agreements overseen by Edouard Philippe and Nguyen Xuan Phuc included the purchase by of 50 Airbus A321neo airplanes worth US$6.5 billion by VietJet and CFM Leap engines worth US$5.3 billion.
VietJetAir has been a CFM customer since it commenced operations in late 2011 with leased CFM56-5B-powered A320s and currently operates a fleet of about 50 aircraft.
“CFM has been a real partner in our growth and we are very pleased to further expand our relationship with them.” said Thao Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao, CEO of VietJet Air.
“The management team at VietJet Air is to be applauded,” said Gaël Méheust, president and CEO of CFM International. “The quality of service they provide is world class and they have done a masterful job of creating sustainable growth and profitability for the airline. “