JAYANT BARAN­WAL IN CON­VER­SA­TION WITH GAËL MÉHEUST

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Jayant Baran­wal (Jayant): What is the most im­por­tant fac­tor of cel­e­bra­tion as far as LEAP’s 10 years are con­cerned?

Gaël Méheust (Gaël): I have so many things that come to my mind when I think of what are we cel­e­brat­ing af­ter 10 years of the LEAP? The first one is that I can say is that we are meet­ing the per­for­mance. We started work­ing and de­vel­op­ing the LEAP en­gines, some 20 years back. There was a lot of money that was in­vested and there has been a lot of ef­fort with our heart and soul added to it. We re­alised it dur­ing the flight test pro­gramme only, that we will meet the per­for­mance. That has been the first key pa­ram­e­ter. There was ab­so­lutely no re­al­i­sa­tion from the first sales that we will achieve such a suc­cess within 7-8 years of the pro­duc­tion.

For us, the re­al­i­sa­tion of suc­cess was very im­por­tant.

Jayant: For LEAP, you have signed a siz­able deal at the Farn­bor­ough Air­show. What are the key fea­tures of the SpiceJet deal?

Gaël: The deal is be­yond just the sale of the en­gines and sale of a spare en­gine to sup­port the fleet. It is a com­pre­hen­sive pack­age, we have en­tered a deal, ex­tend­ing the lo­cal and global sup­port, cus­tomer sup­port, on­line sup­port and ser­vice by the hour sup­port agree­ment, whereby we pro­vide the all-in­clu­sive ser­vice for a long-term pe­riod. We pro­vide full on­estop ser­vice so that the cus­tomer can con­cen­trate on their op­er­a­tions and on their core com­pe­tence and we con­cen­trate on what we are good at. In short, it’s a com­bined agree­ment, we pro­vide them with a com­plete ser­vice for a long-term pe­riod.

Jayant: Is it re­lated to the MRO as well?

Gaël: That’s cor­rect, it is re­lated to the MRO, we pro­vide the sup­port ser­vices and the main­te­nance and over­haul to the en­gines. Ac­cord­ing to the agreed plan with the air­line, we to­gether, try to pre­dict the be­hav­ior of the en­gine while dur­ing the flight, and de­fine what kind of main­te­nance is re­quired and at what point of time and that is cov­ered into the power by the hour con­tract. It is a time and ma­te­rial agree­ment.

“Three strong pil­lar of CFM – Per­for­mance, best in class as­set uti­liza­tion and life cy­cle main­te­nance cost”

LEAP-1A PRO­DUC­TION LINE

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