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LEAP engine delivering on commitments in commercial service

• More than 130 aircraft in service •Will reach one million flight hours in coming months
Published: November 2017
 

DUBAI, U.A.E — November 14, 2017: CFM International’s advanced LEAP engine continues to set a new industry standard for fuel efficiency and asset utilization as fleet continues the most rapid buildup in commercial aviation history.

The first LEAP-powered commercial flight happened on August 2, 2016 on a Pegasus Airlines flight from Istanbul to Antalya. Since then, more than 130 LEAP-1A and LEAP-1B-powered aircraft have entered service with a total of 24 operators on four continents. Overall, this fleet has logged more than 400,000 flight hours and 200,000 flight cycles.

“The LEAP fleet ramp up story is really quite exceptional,” said Gaël Méheust, president and CEO of CFM International. “The fleet is currently logging 100,000 flight hours per month and we expect to achieve the one-million flight hour milestone during the first quarter of 2018. The engine is delivering all of the promised fuel efficiency, as well as world-class reliability. In fact, aircraft powered by the LEAP engine are flying 96 percent of available days. This is simply unprecedented for a new engine.”

The LEAP is providing operators a 15 percent improvement in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions compared to today’s best CFM engine, along with dramatic reductions in engine noise. All this technology is focused on providing better utilization, including CFM’s legendary reliability out of the box; greater asset availability; enhanced time on wing margins to help keep maintenance costs low; and minimized maintenance actions, all supported by sophisticated analytics that enable CFM to provide tailored, predictive maintenance over the life of the product.

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