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Press Release - July 18, 2018
Air Lease Corporation Selects LEAP-1A in New $1.0 Billion Engine Order

Has purchased both LEAP engine models

SOURCE: CFM International

FARNBOROUGH, England - 18 July 2018 - Air Lease Corporation (NYSE: AL) has selected CFM International’s advanced LEAP-1A engine to power 34 previously announced Airbus A321neo aircraft in an order valued at just over $1.0 billion U.S. at list price.

Air Lease Corporation (ALC) specializes in purchasing new commercial aircraft and leasing them to its airline customers worldwide through customized leasing and financing solutions.

The LEAP engine family continues to perform exceptionally well in commercial service.  There are 61 airlines currently operating more than 385 aircraft on five continents.  Overall, the fleet has logged more than 700,000 flight cycles and 1.5 million engine flight hours while maintaining CFM’s industry-leading reliability and the highest utilization rate in its thrust class.  The engine is delivering a 15 percent improvement in fuel efficiency, with an equivalent reduction in CO2 emissions; and lower noise and NOx emissions.

About Air Lease Corporation (NYSE: AL)
ALC is a leading aircraft leasing company based in Los Angeles, California, that has airline customers throughout the world. ALC and its team of dedicated and experienced professionals are principally engaged in purchasing commercial aircraft and leasing them to its airline customers worldwide through customized aircraft leasing and financing solutions. For more information, visit ALC’s website at

About CFM International
The LEAP engine is a product of CFM International, a 50/50 joint company between GE and Safran Aircraft Engines.  This engine has experienced the fastest order ramp up in commercial aviation history.  For more information, visit us at or follow us on Twitter @CFM_engines.


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