Meggitt PLC signs agreement with China Southern Airlines Group to support LEAP 1C customers in China

COMAC C919 aircraft powered by LEAP-1C engines ©CFM

Meggitt PLC, a leading international company specializing in high-performance components for the aerospace, defense and selected energy markets, has signed a three-year warehousing and logistics agreement with China Southern Airlines Group Import & Export Trading Co., to support Aircraft on Ground (AOG) activities on the LEAP 1C engine in the China region.

Under the agreement the China Southern Airlines Group will house a pool of Meggitt engine sensors and heat exchangers to dispatch to customers directly in case of an AOG incident, enabling a faster return to service for local Chinese airline customers. CFM International’s LEAP-1C engine powers Comac’s new generation single-aisle jet, the C919. The engine uses Meggitt technology and is designed to deliver up to a 15% reduction in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

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