Las Vegas-based carrier Allegiant Air has confirmed an order for the CFM56-5B engine to power 12 A320ceo aircraft. The engine order is valued at $270m at list price, including spare engines.
The aircraft order was announced on Friday (July 29), with the aircraft expected to enter service between 2017 and 2018.
Allegiant has operated CFM-powered aircraft since 2013 and currently has a fleet of 31 CFM56-5B-powered A319 and A320 aircraft in service.
This order brings the airline’s total CFM-powered fleet to 77 Airbus aircraft, either in service or on order.
Maury Gallagher, Allegiant chairman and CEO, said the economics of the CFM engine have been key to its ability to grow while maintaining its cost structure.