May 19, 2015 – Toulouse, France – TOULOUSE, France — Advanced LEAP-1A engines today successfully completed a four-hour, 25-minute first flight powering the new Airbus A320neo. The flight test occurred right on schedule, reinforcing the success of the LEAP development program and the confidence shown in the performance and durability of the new product. The engines performed extremely well throughout the flight envelope.
May 7, 2015 – WEST CHESTER, Ohio — CFM International initiated flight testing of the LEAP-1B engine on April 29 on a modified 747 flying testbed at GE Aviation Flight Test Operations in Victorville, California.
April 30, 2015 – BEIJING, China — In December 1985, two Chinese airlines, Air China Southwest and China Eastern Yunnan, took delivery of their first Boeing 737s. These airplanes were powered by CFM International's CFM56-3 engines. CFM was a very young company and these were some of its first orders.
April 15, 2015 – MRO AMERICAS - MIAMI, Florida — After performing an extensive evaluation process, CFM International is granting licenses to three world-class tooling suppliers to support the advanced new LEAP engine. Customers will be able to purchase all LEAP line maintenance and overhaul shop tooling from AGSE, Dedienne Aerospace, and Rhinestahl.
April 13, 2015 – TOULOUSE, France - The first LEAP-1A-powered A320neo rolled out of final assembly here today. Next step will be ground tests leading to first flight.
April 10, 2015 – PANAMA CITY, Panama — At a special signing ceremony here today, Copa Airlines announced an order for 122 CFM LEAP-1B engines to power 61 Boeing 737 MAX 8 & 9 aircraft. The engine order is valued at more than $1.6 billion U.S. at list price.
March 12, 2015 – WEST CHESTER, Ohio — CIT Aerospace, a global leader in aircraft finance, announced its selection of CFM56-5B engines to power five new Airbus A321ceo aircraft. The order is valued at $100 million U.S. at list price and the aircraft will be delivered between 2015 and 2016.
February 25, 2015 – WEST CHESTER, Ohio — In 2014, as CFM International celebrated its 40th anniversary, the company experienced the highest levels of new engine orders and production in its history. CFM logged orders for a total of 4,244 engines, including 1,527 CFM56 engines (commercial, military and spares) and 2,717 LEAP engines. These orders are valued at more than $50 billion U.S. at list price
February 5, 2015 – WEST CHESTER, Ohio — CFM International today announced that François Bastin has been named the company’s newest executive vice president
January 26, 2015 – SINGAPORE — BOC Aviation today announced at a special signing ceremony that it has selected CFM56-5B engines to power 10 new Airbus A320ceo aircraft. The order is valued at $200 million U.S. at list price. The airplane order was announced in July 2014