The FAA and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) have awarded type certificates to CFM International’s LEAP-1B engine, paving the way for entry into commercial service in 2017. The LEAP-1B engine is the exclusive powerplant for the Boeing 737 MAX. “The LEAP-1B engine flew for the first time on the Boeing 737 MAX on Jan. 29,” CFM International said in a statement. “Since then, two more aircraft have been added to the test program in March and, to date, these three ...

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