On January 29th many people were watching the maiden flight of the latest generation Boeing 737 MAX powered by new advanced LEAP-1B engines. But not many people knew that EDC engineers were heavily involved in introducing this new solution for Boeing aircraft.
Our engineers were responsible for design of various components. They successfully went through many technical reviews, issued multiple detailed drawings, were involved in certification tests, and supported production of EDC designed LEAP 1B parts.
“Leap 1B HPC Components design was a very challenging and ambitious project. Because of the tight schedule, we had to work very efficiently and perform many sophisticated 3D analyses. I am proud to be part of a team which designed components for a World-class compressor.” – said Szymon, Sub-Section Manager, GE Aviation.
The LEAP is the World’s first jet engine to include 3D-printed fuel nozzles, engine shrouds made from Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMC), i.e. lightweight materials that can operate at extremely high temperatures.
As a result, the LEAP will provide double-digit improvements in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. It will also deliver “dramatic reductions” in engine noise and emissions, according to CFM.