Air France-KLM Orders Additional CFM56-7B-Powered 737-800
Le Bourget, June 20, 2007
Air France-KLM Group today announced that is an order for seven firm, seven option CFM56-7B-powered Boeing 737-800 aircraft. The firm engine order is valued at $95 million over the life of the product.
CFM56-7B engines are produced by CFM International (CFM), a 50/50 joint company between Snecma (SAFRAN Group) and General Electric Company. CFM is the world's leading aircraft engine manufacturer, with more than 17,000 engines delivered to date.
Formed in 2004, Air France-KLM Group, consisting of Air France and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, is one of the largest airline groups in the world and flies to 250 destinations worldwide. The airline is CFM's largest European customer and currently operates 43 CFM56-powered Boeing Classic and Next-Generation 737 aircraft.
All of Air France-KLM Group's CFM56-7B engines are the new Tech Insertion configuration, which incorporates advanced technologies developed and validated as part of Project TECH56. The Tech Insertion package, which was certified in June of this year, will provide operators with lower maintenance costs, improved oxides of nitrogen (NOx) emissions, and better fuel burn. CFM56 Tech Insertion includes improvements to the high-pressure compressor, the combustor, and the high- and low-pressure turbines.
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