CFM International’s LEAP-1A and LEAP-1B engines have gained 180-minute extended-range, twin-engine operations (ETOPS) approval from FAA and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The LEAP-1A is an engine choice on Airbus A320neo family aircraft; the LEAP-1B is the sole-source engine for Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. “The engine [ETOPS] approval now paves the way for the aircraft manufacturers, as well as airlines interested in operating ETOPS routes, to achieve their own ...

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