CFM Continues to Expand Leap Aftermarket Network

Issue: 5 / 2019

The LEAP service model is based on the highly-competitive CFM56 model, which has the most open MRO environment in the industry. More than 40 shops including third-party providers, along with CFM parent companies GE Aviation and Safran Aircraft Engines, currently perform CFM56 engine overhauls, resulting in about two-thirds of the worldwide shop visits being completed by non-CFM shops. By having a similar choice of MRO providers for the LEAP engine, aircraft operators and owners get the benefit of competition: lower maintenance cost over the engine life cycle; a broader range of services; and higher residual values.

For the LEAP fleet, there are currently four CFM internal overhaul sites on line and that will expand to a total of six locations by the end of 2019.