The CFM56-2 engine is the “granddaddy” of the CFM family of engines. It was the first high-bypass engine in the 10-ton class and formed the foundation for the CFM56 engines in service today. Its sturdy, efficient architecture has allowed CFM to become the most popular engine in the air.
Boeing DC-8 Super 70
E-3 Sentry AWACS
The CFM56-3 was designed for Boeing 737-300/-400/-500 Classic aircraft. Derived from the CFM56-2, this super-reliable turbofan is still in service worldwide. The CFM56-3-powered Boeing 737 revenue service in 1984 and quickly became one of the best-selling engine/aircraft combinations ever.
The CFM56-5A is the powerplant that powered Airbus’ entry into the single-aisle market: the A320ceo in 1988.
The CFM56-5C, the most powerful engine in the CFM56 family, is the propulsion system for the long-range Airbus A340-200 and A340-300 aircraft.