This article originally appeared in the April 21 edition of Aviation Week & Space Technology. Two new composite fan blade manufacturing plants for Safran are coming alive this month and are worth hundreds of millions of dollars in investments that indicate the Paris-based company’s latest mark of confidence in the CFM Leap-1 engine and the U.S. market. And at least one U.S. supplier is betting its business on it, too. A recently completed factory here and another due to be finshed ...


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