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Safran expects to suffer from Boeing 737 MAX crisis

While presenting solid financial results for the year 2019, the French aerospace manufacturer Safran revised its forecast for 2020 to take into account the impact of the Boeing 737 MAX grounding and production interruption....


Qatar turns to LEAP engines, places $4B order for Airbus A321neos

Qatar turns to LEAP engines, places $4B order for Airbus A321neos

Qatar Airways has chosen CFM International LEAP-1A engines to power its new fleet of 50 Airbus A321neo family aircraft in a deal valued at 4$ billion including service contracts. The airline has placed the largest A321neo order in the Middle East....


Safran selects Olivier Andries as next Chief Executive Officer

Olivier Andries has been selected to succeed to Philippe Petitcolin as the Chief Executive Officer of the French aerospace and defense group Safran. Currently President of Safran Aircraft Engines, Andries will take office on January 1, 2021....


2019 will be a year of crossroads for aviation industry

2018 was an interesting year for airlines. On one hand there was the introduction of the blockchain bringing greater security to aircraft maintenance data while presenting an opportunity to one day re...


AFI KLM E&M receives LEAP maintenance approval by FAA

AFI KLM E&M receives LEAP maintenance approval by FAA

Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance reported on July 4, 2018, that it received approval from the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA), clearing it to carry out on-wing/on site work on LEAP-type engines....


Despite Airbus demand, Safran will not increase LEAP output

Despite Airbus demand, Safran will not increase LEAP output

Safran’s CEO Philippe Petitcolin reasserted that the production objectives for the LEAP engine (co-created with General Electric) would remain the same, despite Airbus asking for an increased output....


Flynas inks $6.3B deal with CFM International for LEAP-1A engines

Flynas inks $6.3B deal with CFM International for LEAP-1A engines

Flynas on April 10, 2018, signed an agreement with CFM International, worth $6.3 billion at list price, to acquire LEAP-1A engines for its 80 A320neo aircraft....


EgyptAir selects LEAP-1A engine for new A320neos

On November 15, 2017, Egyptian flag carrier EgyptAir announced that it will lease 15 new Airbus A320neo aircraft powered by CFM International's LEAP-1A engine from AerCap.  The airline is scheduled to begin taking delivery shortly. “We have been impressed with everything we have seen about the LEAP engine in service,” said Safwat Musallam, chairman, and CEO of EgyptAir.   “ These new aircraft are a key element i...