US FAA and EASA jointly certified CFM International’s advanced CFM56-7BE engine for the 737NG. The engine is scheduled to enter service in mid-2011 to coincide with 737NG airframe improvements being implemented by Boeing. Over the past year, the CFM56-7BE has completed 450 hr. of ground and flight testing. Boeing said the improved 737NG will offer an enhanced airplane/engine combination providing a 2% improvement in fuel consumption and an equivalent reduction in carbon dioxide ...

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