CFM International’s LEAP engine made its first flight on GE’s Boeing 747 flying testbed at Victorville, California, launching the next phase of testing for the advanced engine program. According to a CFM statement, the engine “behaved well and completed multiple aeromechnical test points at various altitudes during the nearly three-hour first flight. Over the next several weeks, the engine will complete a comprehensive test schedule that will gauge engine operability, stall ...

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