FARNBOROUGH, England — 14 July 2018 — 2018 orders for CFM International’s two product lines have remained strong through June, with the company booking orders for a total of 1,371 engines, including 65 CFM56 engines (military and spares) and 1,306 LEAP engines (including commitments and spares).
The LEAP engine continues to be the powerplant of choice for new single-aisle aircraft, garnering more than 15,450 total engine orders and commitments (excluding options) at a value of more than $220 billion U.S. at list price since 2011.
Total CFM production rates remain at historic highs, with the company on track to deliver more than 2,100 CFM56 and LEAP engines in this year. July 2018 marks the transition point where CFM will be building more LEAP engines than CFM56 engines. The company plans to produce CFM56 spare parts until around the year 2045. LEAP production will continue to ramp up over the next few years and the current rate will nearly double to more than 2,000 LEAP engines by 2020.
“We are very pleased by what a strong year 2018 has been so far in terms of orders,” said Gaël Méheust, president and CEO of CFM International. “On the production side, we are closing the delivery gap with Airbus and Boeing by producing at a recovery rate to get everything back on track this year.”
About CFM International
The CFM56 and LEAP engines are products of CFM International, a 50/50 joint company between GE and Safran Aircraft Engines. CFM is the world’s leading supplier of commercial aircraft engines, with more than 32,700 engines delivered to date to more than 590 operators around the globe.
The LEAP engine is delivering double-digit improvements in fuel efficiency, emissions and noise, while maintaining the legendary reliability and low cost of ownership of its predecessor, the ubiquitous CFM56 engine family. The LEAP-1A is an engine as an option on the A320neo family; and the LEAP-1C engine is the sole Western powerplant for the COMAC C919; and the LEAP-1B is the sole powerplant for Boeing’s new 737 MAX. For more information, visit us at www.cfmaeroengines.com or follow us on Twitter @CFM_engines.