National: May 21, 2021 — IndiGo today announced that it has selected CFM International LEAP-1A
engines to power its fleet of 310 new Airbus A320neo, A321neo, and A321XLR aircraft. This agreement
includes 620 new installed engines and associated spare engines, as well as a long-term, multi-year
In 2019, IndiGo Airline selected LEAP-1A engines and signed a long-term service agreement for engines to
power 280 A320neo family aircraft. This new agreement, therefore, secures the LEAP-1A engine and
its long-term service agreements for a total of 590 IndiGo A320neo family aircraft.
The airline is currently operating seven A320neo and 15 A321neo with LEAP-1A engines. This
agreement will secure LEAP-1A engines and service agreements for itsA320neo family aircraft to be
delivered from 2023 onwards.
“This is a pivotal milestone that reflects our long-standing commitment to rapidly strengthen our
network both domestically and internationally. This expansion will serve as a catalyst to boost India’s
economic growth and the mobility of its people. India’s aviation sector is poised to grow from strength
to strength, and we will continue on our mission of building a world class transportation network. We
are here to deliver on our promise of providing low fares and a courteous, hassle free experience to
all our customers.” said Ronojoy Dutta, Chief Executive Officer of IndiGo.
“We are pleased to extend our partnership with CFM for our next batch of Airbus A320neo, A321neo
and A321 XLR aircraft,” said Riyaz Peermohamed, Chief Aircraft Acquisition and Financing Officer of
IndiGo. “The introduction of the CFM LEAP engines in our fleet will allow us to maintain our strong
focus on lowering operating costs and delivering fuel efficiency with high standards of reliability.”
“We are incredibly honored by IndiGo’s renewed trust in CFM,” said Gaël Méheust, president and CEO
of CFM International. “We are fully committed to helping IndiGo optimize its operations by providing
them with the industry-leading asset utilization, fuel efficiency, and overall cost of ownership.”
“We are proud to expand our relationship with IndiGo and play a key role in their continuous growth,”
said Philippe Couteaux, vice president Sales & Marketing of CFM parent company, Safran Aircraft
Engines. “We take IndiGo’s trust as a great responsibility to keep supporting their fleet with the highlevel CFM standards”.
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The LEAP engine, which has logged more than 10 million engine flight hours in less than five years of
commercial service, continues to set new industry standards for asset utilization, while reducing fuel
consumption and CO2 emissions by 15 percent while maintaining the highest reliability rates in this