CFM says jet engine testing going to plan
PARIS Oct 16 (Reuters) - CFM International, the world's largest maker of jet engines by number of units sold, said on Wednesday that testing of a new powerplant for the next generation of narrowbody passenger jets was going according to plan.
CFM, a joint venture between General Electric and France's Safran, is developing the LEAP-X engine for the Boeing 737 MAX and Airbus A320neo, as well as a Chinese competitor now under development, the Comac C919.
It competes partly with a new engine being developed by United Technologies unit Pratt & Whitney.
"We are on track and on schedule for all three programmes and have had no showstoppers that we can see," Chaker Chahrour, executive vice president of the Cincinnati-based engine maker, told reporters in a conference call.
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