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Safran Open Rotor – The Next Engine Design Leap?

Safran Open Rotor – The Next Engine Design Leap?

Safran has been working on its Open Rotor engine design for some years. But what is it? And what advantages does it hold? Will it become operational? It is certainly an unusual look. But at its heart, Safran’s Open Rotor is not a new idea. Previous iterations, from...
500th Airbus A320-Family Jet Built in China Delivered

500th Airbus A320-Family Jet Built in China Delivered

Despite the restrictions of the times, Airbus China delivers the 500th aircraft and celebrates the occasion. The Airbus A320 was delivered to China Southern Airlines, in a ceremony at Airbus’ Final Assembly Line Asia (FALA) in northern China. China Southern Airlines...
Safran: Reduced Revenue, Expects 2024 Recovery

Safran: Reduced Revenue, Expects 2024 Recovery

Safran, the 50% stakeholder in CFM engines, expects deliveries of its popular LEAP engines to return to 2019 levels no later than 2024. This relies on air traffic estimates and on the recovery of the Boeing 737 MAX. The company made these statements in the...