Lion Group has chosen CFM International CFM56-5B
engines to power its Airbus A320ceo aircraft.
The Indonesian group
has 60 A320ceo aircraft on firm order, with the first to be
A total of six of these Airbus narrowbodies
will be delivered in 2014 and these will be assigned to
full-service carrier Batik Air.
Lion Group chose the CFM56 to
power its A320ceos because of the engine’s fuel-efficiency,
good life-cycle cost and potential benefit in
maintaining commonality with Lion’s 737-800/900ERs which are powered
by CFM56-7 engines. The group also has a
large stockpile of spare parts for CFM56 engines.
“Operating highly-efficient and reliable
aircraft engines is one of the keys to our ongoing success,” said
Lion Group president director, Rusdi Kirana.
Lion Group has chosen the CFM56-5B for its A320ceo aircraft on
order, it has yet to make an engine selection for the 109 A320neos
and 65 A321neos it has on order.
“We are considering CFM
International’s LEAP engine and Pratt & Whitney’s GTF, but have
yet to make a decision,” said Kirana. “Whichever engine we select,
our ultimate goal is for Lion Group’s Batam Aero Technic to be a
world-class facility for engine maintenance, repair and overhaul.”
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