Aircraft lessor BOC Aviation has placed an order covering eight CFM International Leap-1A engine shipsets to power Airbus A320neo-family aircraft.

The order for eight shipsets from CFM, announced at the Singapore Airshow, covers aircraft due for delivery in 2023.

A321neo BOC Aviation

Source: BOC Aviation

Artist’s impression of A321neo in BOC Aviation livery

BOC Aviation chief executive Robert Martin says: “CFM engines have powered our fleet since 1998, and we are pleased to build on this long-standing relationship.

“This contract signifies our continued confidence in the CFM Leap engine and reflects our customers’ satisfaction in CFM Leap-powered A320neo aircraft as an efficient and reliable airframe and engine combination.”

The lessor notes the order takes to 486 the number of aircraft in its portfolio powered by CFM engines.

Last October BOC ordered 10 Pratt & Whitney GTF engine shipsets to power A320neos, and options on 15 more, for delivery in 2023 and 2024.