CFM56 Family

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The Power of Teamwork

The CFM* family of engines proves there is power in teamwork. The 50/50 collaboration between GE and French engine-maker Snecma (Safran group) is more than 35 years strong. The engines produced are technologically sophisticated industry leaders in every category in which they compete. Nearly 23,000 engines have been delivered to more than 500 customers around the world.

  
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About CFM

CFM

CFM combines the resources, engineering expertise and services of two major aircraft engine manufacturers: Snecma of France, and GE Aviation in the U.S.A.

Underlying CFM's rapid and hard-earned success is the excellence of its product and the competence of its organization: designers, engineers, technical representatives, product support managers and sales personnel throughout the world. CFM's goal is to maintain the trust of airlines and airframers by providing superior engines, world-class customer support, and the outstanding and dedicated services that contribute to the operational and the financial success of our customers.

CFM is not an acronym. The company (CFM), and product line (CFM56), got their names by a combination of the two parent companies' commercial engine designations: GE's CF6 and Snecma's M56.

*CFM, CFM56 and the CFM logo are trademarks of CFM International.

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Engine Overview

The CFM* family of engines proves there is power in teamwork. The 50/50 collaboration between GE and French engine-maker Snecma is more than 35 years strong. The engines produced are technologically sophisticated market leaders in every category in which they compete. Nearly 23,000 engines have been delivered to more than 500 customers around the world.

Today, there are more CFM56 engines in service than any other commercial turbofan in the world. This engine is an industry leader with proven reliability and a track record of excellence, powering more than thirty different commercial and military aircraft-engine combinations. The rugged single-stage architecture of the CFM56 engine family provides significant commonality among models so new features can be tailored across the family to match varying requirements.

The next generation CFM engine, LEAP, has been selected by Airbus, Boeing and COMAC to power each of their new single-aisle aircraft, scheduled to enter service in the 2016 / 2017 time frame. The A320neo, 737 MAX, and the C919 will incorporate the industry's most advanced technology and benefit from LEAP's double digit fuel burn performance improvement, while maintaining CFM's legendary reliability and industry-best maintenance costs and overall cost of ownership.