Lufthansa Places $150 Million in Orders for GE and CFMI Engines
EVENDALE, Ohio - In its program to expand both its intercontinental and continental fleets, as well as replace aging aircraft, Lufhansa German Airlines has ordered aircraft powered by GE and CFM International engines, in engine orders that total approximately $150 million.
CFM International (CFMI), which produces the CFM56 family of engines, is a 50/50 joint company of General Electric of the United States and Snecma of France.
For its intercontinental fleet, Lufthansa ordered four Boeing 747 aircraft, each powered by four GE CF6-80C2 turbofan engines, and one Airbus Industrie A340, powered by four CFM56-5C turbofan engines. Delivery of the aircraft is scheduled for 1997.
Reflecting the long-established association between Lufthansa and GE/CFMI, the Lufthansa intercontinental fleet at present includes 36 Boeing 747s, 11 Airbus Industrie A300s, and 12 Airbus Industrie A310s powered by CF6 engines, plus 85 Boeing 737s, 33 Airbus Industrie A320s, and 14 Airbus Industrie A340s powered by CFM56 engines.
For its continental fleet, Lufthansa ordered 5 Canadair Regional Jets, each powered by two CF34-3A1 turbofan engines, increasing its CF34-powered Canadair Regional Jets fleet to 28 aircraft. The new Regional Jets will be delivered next year. "We are extremely pleased that such a valued customer continues its relationship with us, for we feel that its doing so verifies its satisfaction with, and confidence in, our engines," said Klaus Huber, GE Aircraft Engines' sales director for Central Europe.