Airlines do not want to compromise reliability and low maintenance costs in the quest for lower emissions, according to CFM International GM-Marketing Bill Brown. Speaking at the Eco-Aviation Conference, he said CFM surveyed 400 operators over four years as it developed the Leap-X and ontime departures and a hold on maintenance costs were the key operator expectations. He said CFM operators now are enjoying 99.98% dispatch reliability from an engine that has 31 applications with 480 ...

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