Air Corsica shares experience with LEAP engine

November 22, 2022

Air Corsica A320neo

In October, long-standing CFM customer Air Corsica welcomed us to its Ajaccio Airport facility on the French island of Corsica in the Mediterranean Sea. During this special visit, members of the airline team shared their experience with the LEAP engine on the ground and in the air on its A320neo planes.

The two-day program included A320neo takeoffs and touchdowns with pilots in the cockpit, in the passenger cabin, and on the ground beside the runway. We also had a guided tour of the engine maintenance hangar and a chance to talk with the airline’s Chief Technical Officer, CSR Director, pilots, and crew.

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When it came to the engine, the choice was clear: LEAP or LEAP!

Hervé Pierret, Air Corsica board member

The Air Corsica teams talked about the environmental performance and reliability of the new-generation LEAP engine compared to its previous fleet — reduced CO2 emissions, better fuel efficiency, lower noise, and greater control.

Did you know? Air Corsica operates two Airbus A320neos powered by LEAP-1A engines and four A320ceos with CFM56-5B engines. In September, the carrier announced its intent to buy two new A320neos in 2023 and 2024 powered by... LEAP engines!

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