CFM International today will move the first LEAP-X engine core to GE Aviation's testbed at its Evendale, Ohio, facility to begin testing within three weeks as the GE/Snecma joint venture aggressively develops the new-generation powerplant it is marketing to Boeing and Airbus for the eventual successor to the 737 and A320 families. CFM this week showed reporters both the core and a "MASCOT" test engine comprising composite three-dimensional modeling-designed LEAP-X fan blades currently ...

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