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CFM International’s LEAP Engine Surpasses Ten Million Flight Hours

CFM International’s popular LEAP engines have surpassed ten million flight hours and five million flight cycles in less than five years of commercial service. Since the first LEAP-powered flight entered service in 2016, nearly 1,400 LEAP-powered aircraft have been delivered.


CFM LEAP Engine Fleet Surpasses 10 Million Flight Hours - Courtesy CFM International

On Wednesday (MAY 5, 2021), CFM International announced a major milestone as the global LEAP-powered fleet has surpassed ten million flight hours and five million flight cycles since being introduced in 2016. Since that time, nearly 1,400 LEAP-powered aircraft have been delivered to 136 operators on five continents. The CFM LEAP engine delivers a 15 percent reduction in fuel burn and emissions compared to previous generation engines, as well as a dramatic reduction in noise footprint. LEAP engines have also been designed to provide higher utilization and reliability with enhanced “on wing time” to keep maintenance costs low while minimizing maintenance actions. Additionally, LEAP engines are supported by sophisticated analytics that enable CFM to provide predictive tailored maintenance over the product lifecycle.


In Wednesday’s announcement, CFM International’s President and CEO, Gaël Méheust said,


“The LEAP engine just keeps delivering what we promised more than ten years ago when we launched the program. The rate at which the fleet has been accumulating hours and cycles is fantastic. We’re honored to continue to reliably power our global operators’ fleets, with a shared vision and ambition to create lower emissions and reduced noise to deliver the most efficient flight operations possible.”


The LEAP engine is a product of CFM International, a 50/50 joint venture between GE and Safran Aircraft Engines. The LEAP engine has experienced the fastest order ramp-up in commercial aviation history. CFM has delivered and installed over 2,800 LEAP engines to 136 global customers since the engine was introduced in 2016.



Source: CFM International

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