China Aircraft Leasing picks CFM56-5B engine for 25 A320s

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China Aircraft Leasing Co (CALC) has picked the CFM International CFM56-5B engine to power 25 of the 36 Airbus A320 family aircraft it ordered at the 2012 Farnborough air show.

The firm order is valued at $500 million at list prices, with deliveries scheduled from 2014 through to 2016, says CFM.

The Hong Kong-based lessor's 2012 aircraft order includes eight A321s.

CALC has not disclosed the engine selection for the remaining 11 aircraft.

Powerplant options for the A320 include the CFM56-5B and the International Aero Engines V2500.