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  • CFM International launches transition process from CFM56 to LEAP

    The world’s best-selling aircraft engine, the CFM56, is to be slowly phased out by the new LEAP engine. In order to ensure a smooth transition, CFM International is adapting its production - a process the Franco-American engine manufacturer has just started.

  • CFM56: The Best-Selling Aircraft Engine in the World

    CFM International’s CFM56 is the best-selling aircraft engine in the world. A few days ago, the 30 000th one rolled off the assembly line. Let’s take a closer look at this Franco-American success story between Safran Aircraft Engines and General Electric.

  • A320neo’s: Dozens await Pratt & Whitney engines

    Dozens of brand new A320neo’s destined for IndiGo, Viva Aerobus, China Southern, Spirit, and Qatar Airways in Toulouse and Hamburg await their Pratt & Whitney engines. The American engine manufacturer is encountering several technical problems.

  • Urgent engine repair for 176 Boeing 787

    The latest version of the General Electric engines of the Boeing 787 has the possibility of shutting down in flight. The US Federal Aviation Administration has just issued an airworthiness directive to resolve the problem.

  • Jet engines: why evermore larger fans?

    On commercial aircraft in the last decade, the trend has been toward wider jet engines with diameters increased by 6 to 20 inches (15 to 50 cm). Why? To consume and pollute less.

  • First series-production LEAP engines delivered to Airbus

    The first two LEAP production engines for the A320neo were delivered on 15 April to Airbus. The first plane equipped with this engine should enter service sometime in June.

  • LEAP engine to enter service in June 2016

    The LEAP-1A, high-bypass turbofan engine, has just obtained dual certification from both the US and European civil aviation authorities. In June, the CFM engine designed to equip the A320neo will be able to enter service.

  • The LEAP will pulsate at Snecma

    By 2020, Snecma will be producing 1,500 units of their new LEAP engine per year. To do this, the engine ma nufacturer will integrate high-tech assembly lines at their Villaroche (near Paris) premises.

  • General Electric prints a 3D mini jet engine

    The US engine manufacturer General Electric has manufactured a complete turbojet using 3D printing. One more step in the additive manufacturing of aircraft parts.

  • LEAP makes first flight on the A320neo

    On 19 May, Airbus conducted the first flight of an A320neo equipped with LEAP turbofan engines. Developed by CFM International, this engine marks a technological breakaway from the CFM56.

  • Safran receives an order for $ 2 billion

    Everything is going well for Safran. CFM International, their joint venture company with General Electric has just taken an order for 160 engines. Total amount of the transaction: two billion dollars.

  • Snecma developing the engine of the future

    Aiming at a reduction of 30% in fuel consumption of aircraft, Snecma (Safran Group) is developing a revolutionary concept : Open Rotor. An engine that will mark a technological breakthrough around 2030.

  • Lufthansa hunting down noise !

    Lufthansa hunting down noise !

  • Engine certification: operating instructions

    Engine certification: operating instructions

  • Trent 1000 engine in Lego

    Presented recently at Farnborough, Rolls Royce created an amusing surprise by building a replica of the Trent 1000 in Lego building blocks. More than 150,000 pieces and eight weeks of work were needed to achieve this unique object which weighs more than 300 kilos.

  • Focus on engine tests

    Focus on engine tests

Publicité :Safran-2017
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