GE Aviation and its CFM International joint venture (JV) partner, Safran Aircraft Engines, face a “scary, daunting” production ramp-up on the LEAP engine program, but remain confident they will meet ambitious production targets, a senior GE executive said. During a Nov. 10 briefing at GE’s new aircraft engine manufacturing plant in Lafayette, Indiana, GE LEAP manufacturing program director Cristina Seda-Hoelle explained that CFM has taken extensive preparatory steps to ...

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