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CFM LEAP-1B achieves joint EASA / FAA certification 

May 4, 2016 – COLOGNE, Germany / BOSTON, Massachusetts — CFM International’s advanced LEAP-1B engine was today simultaneously awarded Type Certificates by both the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), paving the way for entry into commercial service in 2017.

easyJet and CFM celebrate 20th anniversary  

April 14, 2016 – VILLAROCHE, France – CFM International and easyJet today celebrated their successful 20 year partnership which has helped the airline make travel easy and affordable for passengers across Europe while reducing its impact on the environment.

CFM delivers first production LEAP-1A engines to Airbus  

April 14, 2016 – VILLAROCHE, France — CFM International delivered the first two production engines (a shipset) for Airbus on April 2, two days ahead of schedule. This delivery paves the way for installation on the first customer aircraft and for entry into service by mid-year. The name of the initial LEAP/A320neo delivery customer will be disclosed at a later date.

Qingdao Airlines Places $100 million order with CFM 

February 16, 2016 – SINGAPORE — Qingdao Airlines has selected CFM International’s CFM56-5B engine to power five purchased Airbus A320ceo aircraft. The order is valued at $100 million U.S. at list price. The airplane order was announced in September 2013 and the airline will begin taking delivery later this year.

CFM LEAP-1A powers Airbus A321neo first flight 

February 9, 2016 – HAMBURG, Germany — Advanced LEAP-1A engines today successfully completed a five-hour, 29-minute first flight powering the new Airbus A321neo, paving the way for delivery of the first LEAP engines on the largest member of the A320neo family in 2017.

CFM orders strong in 2015; LEAP engine surpasses 10,000 orders 

February 8, 2016 – WEST CHESTER, Ohio — 2015 proved to be another strong year for CFM orders with the company booking a total of 2,135 engines, including 736 CFM56 engines (commercial, military and spares) and 1,399 LEAP engines (including spares).

CFM LEAP-1B takes flight powering Boeing 737 MAX 

January 29, 2016 – SEATTLE, Washington — The advanced LEAP-1B engine today successfully completed a two-hour, 47- minute first flight powering the new Boeing [NYSE: BA] 737 MAX, taking off from Renton Field in Renton, Washington, at 9:46 a.m. local time and landing at 12:33 p.m. at Seattle's Boeing Field.

Boeing Debuts First 737 MAX  

December 8, 2015 – SEATTLE, Washington — Today, Boeing celebrated the completion of its first 737 MAX 8 airplane with thousands of its employees in attendance. The LEAP-1B engine was launched in August 2011 as the exclusive powerplant for the 737 MAX, with the engine uniquely optimized for the airplane. Since 1984, CFM has provided the sole powerplant for all Boeing 737 models from the Classic and Next-Generation 737 airplanes to the entire 737 MAX family. To date, more than 11,750 737 aircraft powered by CFM engines have been ordered.

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