Safran executive says Boeing LEAP engine problem not design issue

May 11, 2017 VILLAROCHE, France (Reuters) – The head of Safran’s aircraft engines division said on Thursday that an engine problem with a Boeing plane was not a design issue, and that an Airbus plane using a different version of that engine was not affected. Boeing said on Wednesday it had halted test flights of its new 737 MAX aircraft due to an issue with the engine, made by Safran-GE joint-venture CFM International. Boeing uses a version of the engine called LEAP-1B. Speaking at a factory outside Paris where it…

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