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A320neo Leap 1-A engine flight

Here’s an interesting video from 19th May that shows the maiden flight of the A320neo with the Leap 1-A engine.

Try to answer the following questions about the video and come back on Monday for the answers.

Suggested ICAO level for video: 5+

Have a great weekend!!

  1. What does Fabrice Bragger (Airbus CEO) hope for this CFM engine and Airbus?
  2. How long did Airbus expect it would take to get to this point in the project development? How long did it take in reality?
  3. How did Jean-Paul Ebanga rate the success of the maiden flight?
  4. How did Tuan Do feel about the flight?

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A320neo takes to the skies with LEAP- 1A engines

The first A320neo equipped with CFM International LEAP-1A engines completed its maiden flight on 19 May 2015, with the aircraft taking off and landing in Toulouse, France. This video clip includes comments and insights from Airbus and CFM International officials, as well as members of the flight crew.