Today the CFM International LEAP-1B engine was simultaneously awarded Type Certificates by both the EASA and FAA, on schedule for entry into service in 2017.
CFM is the only company that received dual original certification from both agencies, rather than one issuing a type certification and the other validating it. This reflects CFM’s 50/50 design and production structure between parent companies GE and Safean, which has been successful for more than 40 years.
The LEAP-1B engine flew for the first time on the Boeing 737 MAX on January 29, 2016. Since then, two more aircrafr have been added to the test fleet in March and these planes have logged more than 100 flights combined.