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LEAP-1A-Powered A321neo Receives EASA, FAA Certification

Regulators send joint approvals for the new engine option jet.

The CFM LEAP-1A engine-powered Airbus A321neo has been granted joint type certification from regulators EASA and the FAA.

The aircraft manufacturer confirmed the approvals on Mar. 1 following the completion of a flight test program, which accumulated more than 400 flight hours in more than 160 flights.

Both certificates were handed over to Klaus Roewe, senior vice president Airbus A320 family program, and Pierre-Henri Brousse, Airbus A320 family program chief engineer.

Fabrice Brégier, president of Airbus Commercial Aircraft, described the certification as a “rewarding tribute to all the teams who have been instrumental in achieving this essential milestone”.

The CFM-powered A321neo is the fourth member of the neo family certified since December 2015, with two engine options: Pratt & Whitney’s Pure Power PW1100G-JM and CFM’s LEAP-1A.

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