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Friday, May 6, 2016

FAA, EASA Certify CFM Leap-1B Engine

Juliet Van Wagenen

EASA delivers to CFM International a Type Certificate for its Leap-1B engine
EASA delivers to CFM International a Type Certificate for its Leap-1B engine. Photo: EASA

[Avionics Today 05-06-2016] The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the FAA have granted CFM International a Type Certificate for its advanced Leap-1B engine. The Leap-1B engine will power the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, which will enter into commercial service in 2017.

The Leap-1B engine flew for the first time on the Boeing 737 MAX on Jan. 29, 2016 and the test campaign is on-going.

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