Safran "100 pct confident" new engine will meet performance goal

April 22, 2015 6:10 AM

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PARIS, April 22 (Reuters) - The head of French aerospace group Safran said on Wednesday he was "100 percent confident" that the LEAP engine being developed for Airbus and Boeing jets would deliver against performance targets.

There has been industry speculation in recent weeks that the LEAP-1B variant being developed for Boeing's 737 MAX jet was running up to 5 percent below its targeted fuel consumption, eating into a third of its projected fuel savings.

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