CFM International says that it has received “outstanding results” after completing ground testing of the first LEAP-1A engine.
The engine, which was first powered-on on 4 September, logged 310 hours and 400 cycles during a five-week testing campaign.
“We couldn’t be happier with the results we achieved,” says CFM’s executive vice president Cédric Goubet. “The engine ran beautifully and met all of our pre-test predictions. The more testing we do, the more confident we become in the capabilities this engine will bring to the marketplace.”
The manufacturer says that in 2014 it will have a total of 15 LEAP engines in various stages of testing. It has also scheduled to put the LEAP-1A and -1C into flight testing during the year.
The LEAP-1A is one of two engines offered on the Airbus A320neo, while the -1C is being developed for the Comac C919.