June 17, 2013
CFM completes eCore Demonstrator program in build-up to first full LEAP engine test
CFM International has successfully completed testing of the third build of the advanced eCore Demonstrator program, achieving better than expected results, validating the company’s commitment to provide 15% better fuel efficiency compared to today’s best CFM56 engines. The first full LEAP-1A engine is currently in assembly and is on track to begin ground testing this fall. The engine is scheduled to begin flight testing on GE’s modified 747 flying testbed in mid-2014, followed by engine certification the following year.