SINGAPORE: VietJet Air picks CFM for 21 A320 family jets

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VietJet Air has ordered CFM International CFM56-5B engines to power 21 Airbus A320 family aircraft it has on firm order.

A signing ceremony was held at the Singapore air show, one day after the airline firmed up its order for the A320s.

The order, valued at $800 million, covers engines for 14 A320s and seven A321s.

"This is a landmark in our relationship with VietJet," says Gael Meheust, vice-president sales of CFM.

VietJet also has 42 A320neos on order, but has not yet chosen an engine for those aircraft.