April 16, 2015
CFM names LEAP tooling suppliers
CFM International is granting licenses to three world-class tooling suppliers to support the advanced new LEAP engine. Customers will be able to purchase all LEAP line maintenance and overhaul shop tooling from AGSE, Dedienne Aerospace, and Rhinestahl. The arrangement allows LEAP operators to compare offers from all three fully-licensed suppliers and select the one best suited to their individual price, lead-time, sales, and support criteria. Under the terms of the license, all suppliers provide identical coverage but the agreement is flexible enough to allow customer to split their orders between the three companies. AGSE, Dedienne Aerospace, and Rhinestahl will all provide customer support, training, repair, warranty, and documentation, and each will begin producing annual catalogs starting in 2016.