July 16, 2014
Firth Rixson and Snecma sign LEAP engine contract
Firth Rixson and Safran’s leading aero engine company, Snecma, have signed a critical supplier contract worth over an estimated $200m initially. The long term agreement secures the supply of Firth Rixson’s closed die forged and seamless ring rotating components for the CFM International LEAP-1A, LEAP-1B and LEAP-1C engine programs, from 2014 to 2023. Such LEAP engine programs will power leading next generation aircraft from the Airbus A320neo family and the Boeing 737 MAX family, to the Comac C919.