Meggitt, a leading international company specialising in high performance components and sub-systems for aerospace, defence and energy, announces that Meggitt Sensing Systems has been selected by Snecma (Safran group) to supply a key package of sensor products for the LEAP engine. The LEAP is an entirely new baseline turbofan engine developed by CFM International(1) that will power the next generation of single-aisle commercial jets. The agreement covers the LEAP-1A and LEAP-1C versions of the engine selected to power the Airbus A320neo and Comac C919 respectively. Meggitt estimates that the agreement will generate gross sales (including original equipment, spares and repairs) of more than $200 million over the life of these engines.
Meggitt will supply high performance sensors right across the engine, measuring vibration, shaft speeds and a range of critical temperatures. LEAP engine operators will be supported by Meggitt’s global customer service organisation.
The LEAP sensor contracts were signed as Snecma presented Meggitt Sensing Systems’ Basingstoke operation with a best supplier award for excellent operational performance on CFM56 sensors.
Peter Huber, President of Meggitt Sensing Systems commented:
“We have been an engine sensor supplier to Snecma for more than 30 years but the scope of this award takes that relationship to another level.”
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Charles Ryland, Jeremy Garcia and Helen Chan, Tel: 020 466 5000
About Meggitt PLC
Headquartered in the United Kingdom, Meggitt PLC is an international group operating in North America, Europe and Asia. Known for its specialised extreme environment engineering, Meggitt is a world leader in aerospace, defence and energy, employing over 10,000 people at more than 40 manufacturing facilities and regional offices worldwide.
About Meggitt Sensing Systems
Meggitt Sensing Systems, a division of Meggitt PLC, is one of the world’s leading providers of high performance sensing and condition-monitoring solutions for high value rotating machinery and other assets.
(1) CFM International is a 50/50 joint company between Snecma (Safran group) and GE.