HAL to Produce Forgings for CFM International LEAP Engines Written 30 October 2023


The LEAP-1B installed on the Boeing 737 MAX. | Credit: Altair78; Wikipedia; CC BY 2.0

FlightGlobal reports that Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) and Safran have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for HAL to produce engine forgings for CFM International LEAP engines at its foundry and forge location in India. The MoU “calls for Indian company to produce engine forgings for the LEAP engine at its foundry & forge location in Bengaluru, says HAL.” The LEAP series “is produced by CFM International, a joint venture between GE Aerospace and Safran.” Safran Aircraft Engines CEO Jean-Paul Alary said, “We are delighted to expand our collaboration with HAL, which is already part of the LEAP supply chain through our joint-venture in Bengaluru dedicated to the production of aero-engines pipes.”
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