CFM International is entering a key phase of its Leap engine program, as it starts final assembly today of the first -1A version for the Airbus A320 NEO, 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 which is also set to enter service on the ...


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