Safran Aircraft Engines and Albany International have inaugurated their third joint factory for CFM Leap engine fan blades, another step in CFM’s fast production ramp-up on the Leap program. The latest factory is in Querétaro, Mexico, and follows joint Leap factories opened by Safran and Albany in Rochester, New Hampshire, and Commercy, France, in 2014. CFM, a Safran-GE Aviation joint venture, is aiming to produce as many as 1,100 Leap engines this year, a daunting figure that ...


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