Aviation news analysis
50 SKY SHADES - World aviation news

Airbus Gets First CFM Engines Competing With Ailing Pratt Model

Download: Printable PDF Date: 16 Apr 2016 05:00 category:
Publisher:
Airbus Gets First CFM Engines Competing With Ailing Pratt Model - Manufacturer publisher
Tatjana Obrazcova
Country: France Aircraft: Airplanes
Source: Bloomberg

Airbus Group SE formally accepted the first series-production engines built by CFM International for its A320neo narrow-body jet -- a model that entered service this year using rival powerplants from Pratt & Whitney.

The Leap-1A engines were handed over by CFM ahead of schedule and will be fitted to an aircraft that should reach its buyer by the middle of this year, the joint venture of General Electric Co. and Paris-based Safran SA said Friday.

The Leap model is being assembled at CFM’s plant near Paris and sent to the Colomiers headquarters of Aircelle in southwest France, close to Airbus’s own Toulouse base, for fitting into its housing or nacelle. The engines will then go by road to Airbus’s narrow-body factory in Hamburg, Germany, for installation.

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and the European Aviation Safety Agency awarded certification to the Leap-1A in November. CFM has 10,400 firm orders for the three versions of the engine, including the Leap-1B for Boeing Co.’s 737 Max rival to the A320neo.

Pratt’s geared turbofan engine has encountered difficulties with cooling at some temperatures, causing initial A320neo customer Qatar Airways to decline delivery of its planes until the glitch is fixed.



Loading comments for Airbus Gets First CFM Engines Competing With Ailing Pratt Model...


Recommended

Air Service Basel receives certification from Mexican Civil Aviation Authority

Swiss-based maintenance facility, Air Service Basel, has received authorisation from the Mexican Civil Aviation Authority to support small and mid-size business aircraft registered in Mexico including...

Boeing, VietJet Sign Agreement for 100 737 MAX Airplanes

Agreement includes 80 737 MAX 10s, which would be largest commitment in Asia Deal to double Vietnamese carrier's 737 MAX fleet to 200 Boeing and VietJet signed a Memorandum of Unde...

Handover of the First PC-21 to QinetiQ

Under the contract concluded with the British company QinetiQ in 2016, Pilatus is to provide two PC-21s to the “Empire Test Pilots’ School (ETPS)” based in Wiltshire, in the south of...

ExecuJet to establish new MRO facility in Malaysia

ExecuJet has today signed a contract with Malaysian Airports at the Farnborough International Airshow to establish a new Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) facility within Subang Airport, Malaysia...