The CFM International’s LEAP Engine is a high-bypass turbofan engine. It is produced by CFM International, a 50-50 joint venture company between Safran Aircraft Engines (formerly known as Snecma) of France and GE Aviation of the United States. It is a modernized replacement for the successful CFM International CFM56, intended to compete with the Pratt & Whitney PW1000G in the single-aisle jetliner market.
Incorporating advanced, light-weight materials into its new LEAP engine, CFM is leading a new technology revolution.The content below has been provided by a third party and does not necessarily represent the views or opinion of Loganspace.com
The foundation of CFM International’s new LEAP engine is heavily rooted in fourth-generation aerodynamic design and environmental technology, but it is the advanced materials the company is introducing in this engine – most of them industry firsts – that are changing the way aviation looks at jet propulsion and laying a solid technology pathway for the future engine developments.
The infographic below looks at the design, helping to minimise schedule interruptions and lower temperatures, as well as the use of carbon fiber composites reducing the weight yet increasing the durability. Efficiency and retention of performance, lean burn and low emissions coupled with the only active debris rejection system in the single-aisle market establishes LEAP technology as leading the way.