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UTILIZATION, DEFINED.

The LEAP engine is the culmination of cutting-edge technology and unparalleled performance.

MORE UPTIME. LESS DOWNTIME.

A higher utilization of 96% means more flights and more flexibility to fly when and how you want.

SUPPORTS 25-MIN TURN-TIMES

Supporting 25-minute gate turnaround times, which means less time at the gate and more flying.

90 MILES PER GALLON PER PASSENGER

Delivering 15% fuel efficiency, flying with LEAP uses 66% less fuel than driving to your destination.

LONGER TIME IN THE AIR

Flying an average of 10 hours a day and up to 11 flight cycles, every day.

OPENS UP NEW ROUTES

Supporting longer flight legs, enabling flight options of eight hours or more.

THE LEAP ENGINE

World-class reliability and unparalleled performance, the LEAP engine delivers.

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The LEAP Engine

Performance. Execution. Technology.

HIGH BYPASS RATIO

Optimum propulsive efficiency

HIGH TECH COMPRESSOR

Optimum thermal efficiency

3D WOVEN CARBON FIBER COMPOSITES

Lightweight, increased durability

DEBRIS REJECTION SYSTEM

Airfoil protection against erosion

NEXT-GENERATION COMBUSTOR

Lean burn, low temperature

LIGHTWEIGHT MATERIALS & 3D AERODYNAMICS

Reduced weight, increased efficiency

CERAMIC COMPOSITES, NEW COOLING & 3D AERODYNAMICS

Reduced weight, higher thermal efficiency

A New Standard in Reliability

Featuring a suite of cutting-edge technologies, the LEAP sets a new standard in utilization, reliability and engine performance.

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A New Standard in Reliability

15% fuel improvement

The LEAP delivers a 15% improvement in fuel consumption, compared to today’s best CFM56 engines, and maintains the same level of dispatch reliability and life-cycle maintenance costs.

RELIABLE BY DESIGN

Leveraging the successes and unrivaled experience of the CFM56 program, the LEAP engine is built for 99.98% dispatch reliability – which means more time in the air and less maintenance time.

LESS WEIGHT. MORE DURABLE.

Aerodynamically efficient. 3D woven.  The LEAP engine’s fan blades are manufactured from 3D woven RTM (Resin Transfer Molding) carbon fiber composite, an industry first for CFM. This technology results in fan blades that are not only lightweight but so durable that each individual blade is strong enough to support the weight of a wide-body airplane like the Airbus A350 or Boeing 787.

500lbs less
per engine

3D printed. Lighter yet stronger.

The LEAP engine is the first engine to use additive manufacturing to “grow” complex, fully dense yet lighter engines. Its fuel nozzles are 25% lighter than previous models and five times more durable than parts manufactured conventionally.

LEAN BURN. LOW EMISSIONS.

The LEAP engine features the second generation Twin-Annular, Pre-Mixing Swirler Combustor (TAPS II). TAPS II reduces NOx emissions by 50%* versus CAEP/6 standards. Unlike traditional combustors that mix fuel and air inside the combustion chamber, the LEAP nozzle pre-mixes these elements to provide what our engineers call lean burn combustion. We just call it revolutionary.

STAY NEWER, LONGER.

The unique LEAP debris rejection system provides the best erosion protection, preventing sand, dirt, and other harmful items from reaching the core. As a result, the highly durable, more efficient LEAP engine stays newer for longer.

PUSHED TO THE LIMIT

On its way to engine certification, CFM pushed its LEAP test program to the limit. To meet the performance and reliability expectations made to its customers, a total of 60 LEAP engines were built to execute the most extensive ground and flight test certification program in the company’s history.

 

To date, the LEAP-1A, LEAP-1B and LEAP-1C engines have all been jointly certified by EASA and FAA.

Aircraft Applications

LEAP-1A - Airbus A320neo

24,500 – 35,000 pounds thrust (at altitude)

LEAP-1B - Boeing 737 MAX

23,000 – 28,000 pounds thrust

LEAP-1C - COMAC C919

27,980 – 30,000 pounds thrust

A NEW ALL-TIME HIGH

CFM has produced and delivered the world’s largest fleet of jet engines in the single-aisle market. To continue record-high production rates for the new LEAP engine, CFM has modernized and expanded production facilities. Both GE and Safran Aircraft Engines have added new manufacturing capability at sites throughout the U.S. and France, making a combined capital investment of more than $1 billion USD.

SUPPORTING FLIGHT

CFM has launched its most comprehensive readiness plan ever, ensuring smooth, successful entries into service for all LEAP operators.

  • Dedicated Expert Field Service Engineers (FSE) network
  • Entry-into-Service Road map customized for each client
  • Reactivity or Support stress tests
  • New Customer Support Center (CSC) for LEAP operators (Available 24/7)
  • New dedicated LEAP Maintenance Training Centers

A proven global support network is already in place:

60+
Customer Support Managers
250+
Global Field Service Engineers
5
Training Centers on 3 Continents
3
Customer Support and Diagnostics Centers