Viva Air selects CFM engines to power its new fleet in $3.2 billion order
MEDELLIN, Colombia — Viva Air and CFM International have finalized the airline’s selection of CFM engines to power its new fleet of Airbus A320 aircraft.
The order, which is valued at $3.2 billion U.S. at list price, includes LEAP-1A new engines to power 35 A320neo aircraft, CFM56-5B new engines to power 15 A320ceo aircraft, and an aftermarket support contract for the LEAP-1A engines. Deliveries of the A320ceo aircraft began in 2018; the first A320neo is schedule for delivery in 2020.
“It has been exciting to watch Viva Air grow over the last seven years and to be a part of this dynamic team,” said Chaker Chahrour, vice president & general manager of Global Sales & Marketing for CFM parent company GE Aviation. “We appreciate the high level of confidence this agreement shows in CFM and we look forward to further strengthening this very special relationship in the years to come. We believe the LEAP-1A engine is going to be an important element in Viva’s continued growth.”
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