by Staff Correspondent
Indian airline Indigo on Friday announced that it has collaborated with CFM International’s LEAP-1A engines to power its fleet of Airbus A320neo aircrafts, which includes A321neo and A321XLR aircraft, as well.
According to a statement released by Indigo, the agreement includes 620 new installed engines and associated spare engines, as well as a multi-year service.
In 2019, IndiGo selected LEAP-1A engines and signed a long-term service agreement for engines to power 280 A320neo family of aircrafts. The new agreement, therefore, secures the LEAP-1A engine and its long-term service agreements for a total of 590 IndiGo A320neo family of aircrafts.
Presently, the airline is operating seven A320neo and 15 A321neo with LEAP-1A engines. The statement released by CEO, IndiGo, Ronojoy Dutta refers to the agreement as “pivotal milestone that reflects the airline’s long-standing commitment to rapidly strengthen our network both domestically and internationally.”
“This expansion will serve as a catalyst to boost India’s economic growth and the mobility of its people. India’s aviation sector is poised to grow from strength to strength, and we will continue our mission of building a world-class transportation network. We are here to deliver on our promise of providing low fares and a courteous, hassle free experience to all our customers,” added Ronojoy Dutta, Chief Executive Officer of IndiGo.
The LEAP engine, which has logged more than 10 million engine flight hours in less than five years of commercial service while reducing fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by 15 percent while maintaining the highest reliability rates in this thrust class.