Seoul-based Asiana Airlines has selected CFM International’s LEAP-1A engine to power 25 Airbus A321neo aircraft. The South Korean airline first committed to the A321neo via a letter of intent in February 2011, but had deferred its engine choice. A320neo family aircraft can also be powered by Pratt & Whitney PW1100G geared turbofan (GTF) engines. According to CFM, a joint venture between GE Aviation and Snecma, the value of the engine order is $950 million at list prices. The ...

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