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CFM reveals Leap test details

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posted on Nov, 23 2015 @ 04:01 PM
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Details are being released about the test program for the Leap-1 engines. The engines are being referred to as the "ABC" trio. The -1A will be mounted on the Airbus A320neo family, the -1B for the Boeing 737 Max family, and the -1C for the Comac C919.

The full test program will include 82 engines, comprising 34 engineering test articles, and 48 compliance engines. There are already orders for almost 10,000 engines. It took the CFM56 21 years from service entry to reach that mark. The first Leap engine won't enter service for at least 7 months.

GE has delayed retirement of their first 747 test bed so it can continue with testing the engines. Right now one aircraft has a -1A mounted, and the other a -1B.

aviationweek.com...




posted on Nov, 23 2015 @ 07:03 PM
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With P&W doing SABRE and ADVENT and now GE with LEAP I,m wondering if RR are having some nervous looks towards their R&R division..



posted on Nov, 23 2015 @ 07:04 PM
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a reply to: Blackfinger

They have almost 4,000 orders currently for the Trent XWB. They don't have major projects like the others, but they have no lack of work.



posted on Nov, 23 2015 @ 07:41 PM
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a reply to: Blackfinger

RR also has a healthy marine power plant biz based on the Trent's. They are making the power plants for the HMS Queen Elizabeth.



posted on Nov, 25 2015 @ 02:00 AM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: Blackfinger

They have almost 4,000 orders currently for the Trent XWB. They don't have major projects like the others, but they have no lack of work.


I think it's over £17Billion on the books but a huge portion of RRs engine revenue comes not from the sale of the engines but the ongoing maintenance iirc. If they start to get people moving away that's a double whammy for them.



posted on Nov, 25 2015 @ 02:00 AM
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originally posted by: Sammamishman
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RR also has a healthy marine power plant biz based on the Trent's. They are making the power plants for the HMS Queen Elizabeth.


They've issued a bunch of profit warnings recently and are undergoing a huge review with talk of their marine division being sold off. Who knows if that'd generate enough cash to make a leap for R&D to production of a new engine but you can bet they're keeping a very very close eye on what's going on.



posted on Nov, 25 2015 @ 02:05 AM
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a reply to: Donkey09

Two of the three in the Leap program have either been traditionally non-Rolls, or are brand new, so they're not losing those. The loss of the A320neo hurts though, because it will include the 319 and 321, all of which have been largely Rolls IIRC.



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