Advanced LEAP-1A engines has successfully completed a four-hour, 25-minute first flight powering the new Airbus A320neo. CFMi stated that the engines “performed extremely well throughout the flight envelope”. CFM says that it is on track for joint US Federal Aviation Administration and European Aviation Safety Agency certification to support the aircraft entry into service. Nearly 60 percent of the required engine certification reports have been submitted and approved to date. “Today, we are celebrating the next step in our very successful journey with Airbus. A journey that goes back nearly 35 years to the very launch of the A320 program,”

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