Meggitt on new LEAP engines

MAA member Meggitt has won a contract worth more than £115m from French aero-engine giant Snecma. Meggitt will provide a package of thermal management products for the new LEAP engines which will power the Airbus A320neo, Boeing 737 MAX and the COMAC C919 aircraft.

The contract includes fuel oil heat exchangers which perform at extremely high temperatures, helping to optimise engine efficiency and lowering fuel consumption. The thermal management package will be made in Meggitt's facility in Birmingham.


Key MAA member Meggitt has boosted its Birmingham operation with a contract win worth more than £115m from Snecma. The company has been selected to provide a package of thermal management products for various LEAP engines.

The wins build on the relationship established between Meggitt and Snecma, a subsidiary of the French engineering company Safran on the CFM56 engine. Worth more than $175m for the life of the programme, the contract includes fuel oil heat exchangers which perform at extremely high temperatures, helping to optimise engine efficiency and lowering fuel consumption.

Developed by CFM International, a 50:50 joint venture company between GE of the United States and Snecma, the LEAP engine will power the Airbus A320neo, Boeing 737 MAX and the COMAC C919 aircraft. Meggitt chief executive Terry Twigger said: "With Meggitt Sensing Systems' sensor packages, also awarded for all three engine variants, these new contracts for Meggitt Control Systems further enhance our position on this important next generation engine."

The thermal management package will be made in Meggitt's facility in Birmingham, supported by Meggitt's global aftermarket organisation.