Paris Air Show

BOC Selects CFM For First Neos

 - June 18, 2013, 3:00 PM
Robert Martin and Chaker Chahrour. (Photo: David McIntosh)

Here at the Paris Air Show yesterday Robert Martin, managing director and CEO of Singapore-based BOC Aviation, a subsidiary of the Bank of China, shook hands with CFM International executive v-p Chaker Chahrour on a deal for CFM’s Leap-1A engine to power 10 A320neos–the lessor’s first neo order. BOC also ordered CFM56-5B powerplants for 10 A320ceo aircraft, the total value of the commitments amounting to $460 million at list prices. Martin said at the signing ceremony at CFM’s stand (Hall 2a, Stand B252) that the lessor would add 50 aircraft to its fleet this year.