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First flight of CFM LEAP-1A-powered A320neo


The first Airbus A320neo powered by CFM LEAP-1A engines made a successful first flight in the skies over Toulouse on Tuesday, May 19. During this first flight, which lasted 4 hours and 25 minutes, pilots confirmed the excellent performance of the LEAP-1A engines. The flight test occurred right on schedule, reinforcing the success of the LEAP development program and the confidence shown in the performance and durability of the new product.