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Ryanair to purchase 150 LEAP-1B-powered 737-10 aircraft

Ryanair to purchase 150 LEAP-1B-powered 737-10 aircraft

In order to purchase LEAP-1B engines to power 150 Boeing 737-10 aircraft, Ryanair and CFM International signed a Letter of Agreement (LoA). Along with options for 150 extra aircraft, the LoA also features spare engines.

Since 1998, Ryanair has been a client of CFM, and it currently owns and operates the largest fleet of Boeing Next-Generation 737s in Europe, as well as the largest fleet of CFM-powered Boeing aircraft. The Irish-based airline currently operates a fleet of 103 LEAP-1B-powered 737-8 aircraft.

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The LEAP-1B engine has completed more than 4 million cycles and more than 10 million flight hours since going into service. In comparison to earlier generations of engines, the advanced CFM LEAP engine family offers over 15% better fuel efficiency, lower CO2 emissions, and a noticeable reduction in noise. The LEAP engine has enabled users to save more than 20 million tonnes of CO2 since it began operating in 2016.

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Recently Ryanair Holdings placed an ordered for 300 new Boeing 737-MAX-10 aircraft (150 firm and 150 options) for delivery between 2027 to 2033.

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When finalized, and subject to all options being exercised, this deal is valued at over $40bn at current list prices and is the largest order ever placed by an Irish Company for US manufactured goods.

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