CFM International has started final assembly of the first Leap-1A for the Airbus A320NEO, a key phase of its engine program, and is expected to freeze the configuration of the Leap-1B for the Boeing 737 MAX at the end of this month. The General Electric and Snecma joint venture is developing three versions of the Leap engine. In conjunction with the new Airbus engine, CFM is developing an almost identical -1C variant for the Comac C919, which is due to enter service in 2016. The -1B ...


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