Feb 20, 2019 · The CFM International LEAP is a high-bypass turbofan engine. It is produced by CFM International, a 50-50 Franco-American joint venture company between GE Aviation of the United States and Safran Aircraft Engines (formerly known as Snecma) of France. It is a modernized complement to the successful CFM56, intended to compete with the Pratt & Whitney PW1000G in the single-aisle jetliner market ...
This, combined with greatly decreased fuel consumption, permitted routine transatlantic flight by twin-engined airliners by the turn of the century, where before a similar journey would have required multiple fuel stops. The airport is used as an emergency diversion point for ETOPS operations. New proposed planes required higher thrust and customers wanted the Boeing 777 and Airbus A330 ...
ETOPS is nothing new to the Boeing 737 family. The 737-200 model was approved for 120-minute ETOPS in 1985, the 737-300/-400/-500 in 1990 and the 737/-600/-700/-800 received 120-minute ETOPS approval late last year. In fact, 737 models have performed over 100,000 ETOPS flights to date.
CFM International reduced production of the LEAP-1B for the 737 MAX, in favor of the LEAP-1A for the Airbus A320neo, but is prepared to meet demand for both aircraft. Boeing did not publicly say how long the suspension would last. The last pre-suspension fuselages entered final assembly in early January 2020.
- January 29, 2016
- 659 delivered as of December 2021[update]
- 1,139 cu.ft / 32.3 m 3