The CFM International LEAP-1C engine, which will power the Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China (COMAC) C919, has gained type certification from both FAA and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The dual certification comes ahead of the C919’s first flight, which is expected to occur in 2017. The LEAP-1C is the sole-source Western engine for the aircraft. There is also supposed to be a domestically produced engine option for the narrowbody aircraft, but the LEAP-1C is expected to ...

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