First All-New CFM Engine Since 1970s Enters Test

Credit: CFM
When CFM International announced the Leap engine in 2008, it was indeed a leap of faith. As with the launch of the original CFM56 in the 1970s, the General Electric-Snecma joint venture sanctioned the go-ahead of the all-new engine despite having no customer and no firm contract. Yet, just as with...

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