First flight of the LEAP-1A powered AIRBUS A319neo

The Airbus A319neo powered by CFM International* LEAP-1A engines performed on March 31st its maiden flight.
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The smallest member of the A320neo family took off from Hamburg and landed in Toulouse after a 5 hour flight.

During this flight, the crew has been able to assess the general handling of the aircraft and the main systems.

* LEAP and CFM56 engines are products of CFM International, a 50/50 joint venture between Safran Aircraft Engines and GE

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Safran Aircraft Engines designs, produces, sells, alone or in partnership, commercial and military aircraft engines offering world-class performance, reliability and environmental-friendliness. Through CFM International*, Safran Aircraft Engines is the world's leading supplier of engines for short and medium-haul commercial jets.

*CFM is a 50/50 joint company between Safran Aircraft Engines and GE

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