CFM International will keep its maintenance costs for the new LEAP narrowbody engine to levels at or similar to those of the current CFM56 engine, company senior executives said Sunday on the eve of the Paris Air Show. Briefing press at the air show, CFM executive VP Alan Paxon said LEAP lifetime costs would be “the same or similar” to those of the CFM56, which powers Airbus A320s and Boeing 737s. He said maintenance cycles would also be “very similar”. The LEAP is ...

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