Air France-KLM signs engine configuration agreement for new Airbus fleet

PARIS, July 5 (Xinhua) -- Air France-KLM has signed a deal with CFM International for 200 LEAP-1A engines for its future Airbus A320neo and A321neo aircrafts, the Franco-Dutch airline announced Tuesday.

CFM International already provides engines for the Group's Boeing 737 NG (CFM56-7B) and Airbus A320ceo (CFM5605B) fleets.

"We are honored to further expand our partnership with one of the largest groups in the industry and to be an integral part of Air France-KLM's sustainability strategy," Gael Meheust, President and CEO of CFM International said.

Meanwhile, Air France-KLM's CEO Benjamin Smith said the A320neo and A321neo aircraft enable a 10 percent unit cost reduction, emit 15 percent less CO2 and generate 50 percent less noise.

"Air France-KLM is dedicated to improving its economic and environmental performance," said Smith. "Through this agreement, Air France-KLM and CFM International are building on their longstanding relationship to make aviation more sustainable."

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