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04 May 2016 - 737 MAX Powerplant LEAP-1B Receives Joint EASA / FAA Certification.

The LEAP-1B, exclusive powerplant for the 737 MAX has today received the Type Certificate for its LEAP-1B engine from both the both EASA and the FAA.

Allen Paxson, executive vice president for CFM.said “This is another great milestone for the LEAP program and the hard-working team behind it, Everyone, from the project and engineering teams to manufacturing and our suppliers, has done an incredible job of keeping this program on schedule and building an engine that is delivering everything that we have promised.”

The LEAP-1B is expected to deliver a 15% reduction in fuel consumption over the CFM-56.

“We couldn’t be happier with the way this engine is performing,” said Francois Bastin, executive vice president of CFM International. “Boeing is racking up an impressive number of flight hours with the test aircraft and initial indications are that engine performance is meeting expectations.”

 

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