Zhejiang Loong Air Opts For OEM Engine Support

Chinese airline Zhejiang Loong Air has signed three agreements with GE Aviation and CFM International covering the engines powering its current and future A320 fleet.

At the Paris Air Show on Monday (June 15), the Chinese carrier signed a $333m, 15-year rate-per-flight-hour contract (RPFH) with CFM, covering 20 LEAP-1A engines which will power the A320neo aircraft it has on order.

Loong Air also signed a 12-year RPFH deal for 17 CFM56-5B engines on its ceo fleet, worth $138m.

The airline has also opted to use GE Aviation’s engine management services in support of five of its A320ceo aircraft.

The programme provides data analysis and recommendations to improve fuel management and engine performance.

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