Safran Aircraft Engines is confident the manufacturing quality issue discovered on a CFM Leap 1B low-pressure (LP) turbine disk will have limited consequences, thanks to a double-sourcing strategy and a redeployment of some of the workforce. A quality defect was discovered on an LP turbine disk before it was mounted on its module. After it was notified in early May, Boeing decided to temporarily suspend flights of the 737 MAX aircraft, which included predelivery check flights of the 737-8 ...


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