July 14 EasyJet has selected CFM International
S.A., a joint venture between Safran and GE, to
provide 270 engines for its order of 35 Airbus A320 aircraft and
100 Airbus A320neo aircraft, the company said on Monday.
The airline said it had negotiated a reduced price with CFM
but that details were confidential.
The first A320 aircraft are expected to be delivered between
2015-2017 and the new A320neo aircraft are set for delivery
between 2017-2022, easyJet said.
"The engines will help easyJet to maintain its low cost base
and the new generation A320neo is expected to deliver a cost per
seat saving of between 11 percent and 12 percent compared to the
current generation A319," said easyJet Chief Executive Carolyn
(Reporting by Karolin Schaps; Editing by Mark Potter)