Airbus has announced that the A321neo, powered by the CFM LEAP-1A has gained joint EASA/FAA certification.

According to a press release, the certification by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and U.S Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has paved the way for the types entry into service, with the first A321neo due to be delivered later this year.

“The LEAP-1A entry into service on the A320neo has been incredibly smooth,” said Gaël Méheust, CFM president and CEO.  “Our customers really love the fuel efficiency,  reliability, and low noise the engine is bringing to their fleets.  We are proud to be a part of this great program.”

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