The first Airbus A321neo equipped with CFM International LEAP-1A engines completed its maiden flight Feb. 9 from Hamburg, Germany. According to Airbus, the flight lasted five hours and 29 minutes during which tests were performed on the engine speed variation (low/high), systems behavior and to validate the aircraft’s flight envelope. CFM International president and CEO Jean-Paul Ebanga confirmed the LEAP-1A engine met its performance specifications. The A321neo will join the neo ...

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