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.
April 29, 2016 – WEST CHESTER, Ohio — Delta Air Lines today announced that is has selected CFM International’s CFM56-5B engine to power 37 additional A321ceo (current engine option) aircraft ordered earlier today and scheduled to begin delivery in 2017.
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.
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.
February 17, 2016 – SINGAPORE — At a special signing ceremony here today, Transportation Partners, the leasing arm of Lion Group, and CFM International announced an order for 348 LEAP-1A engines to power 174 firm Airbus A320neo aircraft. The aircraft order was announced in March 2013.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.