Core assembly of the first pair of CFM International Leap-1A engines to power the Airbus A320neo is underway, marking the start of a production run that has already amassed firm orders for more than 7,500 engines across all three new-generation variants. The A320neo flight-test engines are being assembled at General Electric’s production facility in Durham, North Carolina, at the same time as the first Leap-1C for Comac’s C919 is prepared for evaluation on the company’s ...

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