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GoAir orders CFM56-5B engines for its A320 fleet

Written by: Staff

Mumbai, Apr 19: Newly-launched carrier GoAir has selected CFM56-5B engines worth 120 million dollars for its 10 Airbus A320 aircraft, scheduled to be delivered by middle of next year.

The company may also seek 10 more engines later on, according to a release issued today.

The CFM56-5B engines are produced by CFM International, which is a 50-50 joint venture of Snecma Moteurs and GE aircraft engine manufacturers, based in France and US.

GoAir Managing Director Jehangir Wadia said the CFM56-5B engine is an ideal match for their A320 fleet and will help them provide good and low cost services to passengers on popular holiday and business destinations in India.

GoAir, which began operations late last year with two leased A320s, now has four aircraft in operation on 28 flights, covering 14 cities.

The new A320 order is a part of the airline's expansion plan and it plans to operate a fleet of 33 aicraft within the next three years, the release added.


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