The world’s best-selling jet engine.


The CFM56 engine set the industry standard for single-aisle commercial jet engines that holds today. Owing its success to its exceptional reliability and performance, CFM56 was built on over four decades of experience and technological excellence. With more than 33,000 engines delivered to date, it powers more than 600 operators worldwide.

More than 1 billion of flight hours.


Customer needs propel CFM’s technology investments. When new technologies mature, CFM incorporates the advances into production standards and re-invigorate the fleet already flying through upgrade kits. In 2007, Tech Insertion became the production configuration for the CFM56-5B PIP and the CFM56-7BE engines as of 2011, further providing operators with significant improvements in fuel consumption, emissions levels, and maintenance costs.


Powering the Airbus A320ceo family

The CFM56-5B is the engine of choice for the A320ceo family, having been selected to power nearly 60  percent of the aircraft ordered. Today, it is the only engine that can power every model of the A320ceo family with one bill of materials. The engine’s broad-based market acceptance has been because of its simple, rugged architecture, which gives it the highest reliability, durability, reparability and the lowest cost of ownership in its class.


Airbus A318ceo

24,500 – 32,900 pounds thrust

Airbus A319ceo

23,000 – 28,000 pounds thrust

Airbus A320ceo

27,980 – 30,000 pounds thrust

Airbus A321ceo

27,980 – 30,000 pounds thrust


Powering the Boeing 737 Next-Generation family

The CFM56-7B is the exclusive engine for the Boeing Next-Generation single-aisle airliner. In total, more than 15,000 CFM56-7B engines have been delivered to power 737 aircraft, making it the most popular engine-aircraft combination in commercial aviation history. The engine’s broad-based market acceptance is due to its simple, rugged architecture, which gives it the highest reliability, durability, reparability with the lowest cost of ownership in its class.


Boeing Next-Generation 737

24,500 – 32,900 pounds thrust

Boeing AEW&C (Airborne Early Warning & Control)

23,000 – 28,000 pounds thrust

Boeing P-8 Poseidon

27,980 – 30,000 pounds thrust


Demand for the CFM56 family is still strong. In 2016, the CFM56 program reaches record production rates and production will continue until all current aircraft orders are filled. GE Aerospace and Safran Aircraft Engines will also continue to provide spare engines and parts, and comprehensive through-life support during the CFM56’s remaining service lifetime of over 30 years


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