It is our understanding that CFM’s LEAP is coming along according to plan. The program has had no unusual events to cause either OEMs or airlines any concerns. The promise of the LEAP is to deliver 15% improved fuel burn and 50% margin on NOx as well as a substantially lower noise footprint.
The LEAP has a tough act to follow; CFM promises the LEAP is going to offer the comparable maintenance costs to those of the CFM56. The CFM56 is the most popular turbine engine in use among single aisle airliners. Take a look at this table to see what we mean. Continue reading
CFM provided this video of their new engine’s start to the flight test program from October 6, 2014. This is the engine competing with P&W’s GTF. The LEAP will be the exclusive engine for the 737MAX program and is available on the A320neo program.
An intriguing data point discovered yesterday is that the MAX engine is close to the ideal size for the Bombardier CSeries, if that OEM were to consider offering an engine selection.
Day Two at Farnborough continued with additional announcements of new orders from the major industry players, as well as briefings by senior executives. We’ve captured some interesting interviews today that will be posted as they are processed and uploaded from an internet connection that is a bit slower than we’re accustomed to. Please bear with us on while we’re on the road. Continue reading
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