Qantas Group subsidiary Jetstar A320neo. Courtesy, Airbus

Qantas Group (QF) has selected CFM International LEAP-1A engines for the 78 Airbus A320neo aircraft it has on order. CFM valued the deal at $2 billion including spare engines.

QF and Airbus last year finalized the single largest commercial aircraft order in Australian history with a contract for 110 A320 family aircraft including the 78 re-engined units (ATW Daily News, Oct. 7, 2011). Airlines can also choose Pratt & Whitney PW1100G engines to power A320neos.

“The LEAP engine was chosen … because of its performance, fuel efficiency and maintenance program," QF CEO Alan Joyce said, adding that the first of the A320neos, to be delivered in 2016, are targeted for subsidiary Jetstar.