CFM International said its CFM56-7B and -5B Tech Insertion program is on track, noting that the first aircraft powered by the -7B engines with the feature, a 737-900ER, was delivered to Jakarta-based Lion Air at the end of last month. Entry into service of the CFM56-5B variant for A320 family aircraft is planned for the 2007 fourth quarter. "We expect the [Airbus] aircraft certification during the third quarter," confirmed Executive VP Francois Planaud at a briefing in Helsinki last week ...

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