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CFM International

Date of becoming Industry Partner in AACO: 1998

CFM:  The Power of Flight

CFM International (CFM)
is a 50/50 joint company between GE Aviation (USA) and Safran Aircraft Engines (France) created in 1974.  Today, CFM is the world’s leading supplier of commercial aircraft engines with a product line that serves as the industry benchmark.

Since the first-ever airplane powered by CFM56 engines in 1982, the CFM56 has become a best-seller with more than 33,000 engines delivered to more than 600 operators across the globe.  In early 2019, the CFM56 fleet established a new world record by becoming the first aircraft engine family in aviation history to achieve one billion engine flight hours.

Based on the successful CFM56 program, Safran Aircraft Engines and GE extended in 2008 the CFM partnership until 2040 to develop a more efficient single-aisle aircraft engine family, the LEAP.  The LEAP has been chosen by the world's two leading planemakers, Airbus and Boeing, as well as Comac of China to power their new-generation single-aisle aircraft.

The LEAP engine program has proven to be a more than worthy successor to the CFM56 legacy.  Since the first order was received in 2011, the company had garnered total order for more than 18,850 LEAP engines, making it the fastest-selling engine in commercial aviation history.

The LEAP engine has had the smoothest, most successful entry into service in CFM’s history and the engine is delivering on the promised 15 percent improvement in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions compared to the best CFM engine, along with dramatic reductions in engine noise and exhaust gaseous emissions.

To date, the LEAP engine has logged more than 6 million engine flight hours on the A320neo and the B737MAX with more than 110 operators worldwide since the EIS in 2016.

Regional Main Contact

Name: Mr. John Azzi
Position: Vice President Sales - Middle East & Africa
Telephone: +971 4 609 1738
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