The agreement also includes purchase rights for four additional 737 MAX 9s and a lease agreement for eight more airplanes from Air Lease Corporation.
A team of experts testing the Boeing 737 Max brought the new aircraft to one of the coldest passenger airports in the world to evaluate the machine in harsh conditions.
CFM builds the LEAP engines for the latest generation of Boeing 737 aircraft and offers them for Airbus's competing A320neo model in competition with Pratt & Whitney UTX.N .
The company had suspended test flights of the new 737 MAX 8 (737-8) for several days following the discovery of cracks in a section of the CFM Leap-1B engines that power the new plane. Details are still light at this stage, and although Boeing has reportedly stated that first deliveries remain on track, investors are acutely focused on 737 MAX ramp risk - and the impact on cash. It will use the 737 MAX 9s, equipped with auxiliary fuel tanks, to launch flights between Europe and the United States east coast.
The news sent Boeing shares down almost 4 per cent, although they recovered partly to close at US$183.18, down $2.31, or 1.3 per cent.
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Boeing says it has not experienced any issues with the low-pressure turbine discs during on-ground testing and test flights of the new plane.
The Max is created to be a more fuel-efficient version of the workhorse 737, Boeing's most popular commercial plane.
The deal is valued around $22 billion, with the first Max 737 planes to be delivered to SpiceJet in 2018. Southwest Airlines expects to begin using the plane later this year. Safran received the disc from a supplier but there are other suppliers of that part so production of the engine was continuing, Kennedy said. Although she would not identify the supplier of the problem discs, she noted that they came from the first disc supplier Safran used.
Rick Kennedy, a spokesman for GE, said about 30 CFM International engines will be inspected at sites in the USA and France.
Jewell stressed that there have been no problems related to the part in the more than 2,000 hours of test flights for the 737 Max.