CFM Names LEAP Tooling Suppliers

CFM International has granted licenses to US tooling firms AGSE and Rhinestahl and France-based Dedienne Aérospace to support its new LEAP engine.

CFM International has granted licenses to US tooling firms AGSE and Rhinestahl and France-based Dedienne Aérospace to support its new LEAP engine.

Under the agreement, customers will be able to purchase all LEAP line maintenance and overhaul shop tooling from the three firms.

The terms of the license states the companies will be able to provide identical customer support, training, repair, warranty and documentation coverage but customers can split their orders between the trio.

Customers of the LEAP engine, which is the powerplant for the A320neo and 737 MAX aircraft, will also be able to compare the three suppliers based on price, lead-time, sales and support criteria.

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