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LEAP first flight succcess
Friday, 10 October 2014

CFM International?s LEAP engine took to the skies for the first time this week on a modified 747 flying testbed at GE Aviation Flight Test Operations in Victorville, California, launching the next phase of testing for the advanced engine program.

Albany International and Safran are producing 3D woven RTM composite parts, including fan cases and fan blades, for this engine, at a new plant in Rochester, New Hampshire inaugurated this April.