China Development Bank (CDB) Leasing has chosen CFM International’s LEAP-1A engines for its first batch of Airbus A320neos. The engine order, announced at the Zhuhai Airshow Nov. 1, is valued at $1.26 billion at list prices; deliveries are scheduled between 2018 and 2021. Neo customers have a choice of engine—the LEAP or the Pratt & Whitney geared turbofan (GTF). The rival Boeing 737 MAX narrowbody is sole-source powered by the LEAP, as is the Chinese-built COMAC C919, while ...

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