November 17, 2017: EgyptAir, the flag carrier airline of Egypt will lease 15 new Airbus A320neo aircraft powered by CFM International's LEAP-1A engine from AerCap. The airline is scheduled to begin taking delivery shortly.
"We have been impressed with everything we have seen about the LEAP engine in service," said Safwat Musallam, chairman & CEO of EgyptAir. "The performance and very high utilization rates CFM has achieved will be very important to our operations. These new aircraft are a key element in our fleet modernization strategy and we know we can count on CFM to ensure that the introduction will be a smooth one."
Aengus Kelly, CEO of AerCap, said, "AerCap is extremely proud to have been selected by EGYPTAIR to support its narrowbody fleet renewal program. These new generation aircraft and engines will enhance EGYPTAIR's fleet for many years to come and we look forward to seeing the aircraft in service."
"EgyptAir 's continued confidence in CFM products and services is highly gratifying," said Gaël Méheust, president and CEO of CFM International. "We look forward to working closing with them to introduce the new LEAP engine into their fleet."