The first series-production integrated propulsion systems for Airbus' first A320neo Family jetliners have been delivered by Safran. Two Safran companies are particularly involved in the milestone delivery; Snecma for the engine (via CFM International, a 50/50 joint company of Snecma and GE), and Aircelle for the nacelle.
The propulsion systems will now be transferred by road to Hamburg, Germany, where they will be installed on an A320neo for delivery.
"Today's delivery is exactly to the schedule established five years ago during the program's validation, underscoring the ability of Safran and its partner GE to meet their commitments for the Airbus A320neo Family," said Safran CEO Philippe Petitcolin.
CFM International has already received more than 10,400 orders and commitments for the LEAP in its three versions.
Aircelle, has a key role in the LEAP, with complete responsibility for the design of the nacelle and its integration with the engine. The nacelle design makes use of the latest-generation composites and acoustic treatment, along with technologies.