AirAsia announced its selection of the CFM56-5B to power the 40 firm A320s and 30 options it ordered five months ago (ATWOnline, July 20). The engine order, which includes six spares, is worth about $500 million at list prices and includes an OnPoint Solution service agreement worth approximately $1.1 billion. By July 2009, AirAsia will operate an all-A320 fleet of 100 aircraft.

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