December 5, 2022
WEST CHESTER, Ohio –The LEAP engine family has achieved 25 million engine flight hours in just over six years of revenue service.
Since entering service in 2016, the LEAP-1A and LEAP-1B have combined to power ~2,300 aircraft with 165 operators. In that timeframe, the LEAP engine has enabled operators to save more than 17 million tons of CO2 emissions.
The LEAP engine fleet leaders have already achieved more than 18,000 flight hours and more than 10,000 cycles.
"We are grateful to the customers t that have achieved this milestone. Our focus for the next 25 million hours and beyond is to continue to deliver on our commitments to keep our operators flying."
“The LEAP engine family has achieved one of the fastest accumulations of flight hours in commercial aviation history,” said Gaël Méheust, president and CEO of CFM International. “We are grateful to the customers t that have achieved this milestone. Our focus for the next 25 million hours and beyond is to continue to deliver on our commitments to keep our operators flying.”
The first LEAP-1A-powered Airbus A320neo entered service with Pegasus Airlines in August of 2016. The LEAP-1B-powered Boeing 737 MAX followed in May of 2017, entering service with Malindo Air. Both fleets have a dispatch reliability rate of more than 99.95 percent.
The advanced CFM LEAP engine continues to set new industry standards for fuel efficiency and asset utilization, providing 15 to 20 percent better fuel consumption, as well as a significant improvement in noise compared to previous generation engines.
LEAP engines have successfully flown multiple demonstration flights with 100 percent Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) and CFM is supporting industry initiatives to approve and adopt 100% SAF. All CFM products are compatible with currently approved 50% SAF blends.
In addition to the commercial Airbus A320neo and Boeing 737 MAX applications, the LEAP engine also powers the Airbus ACJneo and the Boeing BBJ family business jets.
ABOUT CFM INTERNATIONAL
A 50/50 joint venture between GE Aerospace and Safran Aircraft Engines, CFM International has redefined international cooperation and helped change the course of commercial aviation since its founding in 1974. Today, CFM is the world's leading supplier of commercial aircraft engines with a product line that sets the industry standard for efficiency, reliability, durability, and optimized cost of ownership. CFM International produces the LEAP family of engines and supports LEAP and CFM56 fleets for operators worldwide. . www.cfmaeroengines.com
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