In conjunction with French President Emmanuel Macron’s state visit to China this past week, CFM International concluded agreements and Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) for new engine orders and long-term support agreements covering nearly 500 CFM engines.
The total value of the agreements is $9.1 billion U.S. at list price. They include:
- Spring Airline: $2.9 billion covering installed and engines supported by a long-term Rate Per Flight Hour agreement.
- Hainan Airlines: $4.2 billion MoU covering new and spare engines and long-term support agreements.
- Xiamen Airlines: $2.05 billion MoU covering installed and spare engines, along with a long-term Time and Materials support agreement.
Philippe Petitcolin, Chief Executive Officer of CFM parent company Safran, signing on behalf of CFM, said: “Our relationship with Chinese aviation industry goes back more than 30 years, not only as a customer base but a very important supplier base. These new agreements strengthen our commitment to China and solidify our relationships with our customers there, providing a strong foundation for even more cooperation in the future.”
Photo: From left: Philippe Petitcolin, CEO of Safran; BAO Qifa, Executive Chairman and CEO of Hainan Airlines Holding; Gaël Méheust, President and CEO of CFM International