LE BOURGET, June 14, 2005 CFM International (CFM) today has logged orders for a total of 100 firm CFM56-7B engine at a value of $600 million.
Jet Airways today announced an order for 10 Boeing 737-800s powered by the CFM56-7B; GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) has ordered 20 737s; and International Lease Finance Corporation has also announced an order for 20 CFM56-7B-powered 737-700/-800s.
CFM is a 50/50 joint company between Snecma (Safran Group) and General Electric Company.
The CFM56-7B brings the industry's most advanced technology to the 737, providing low operating costs, high performance, high reliability, low noise and emissions and excellent operability. More than 1,600 aircraft have been delivered to date, and the fleet has accumulated more than 35 million flight hours and more than 18 million flight cycles while maintaining a 99.95 percent dispatch reliability rate. This rate translates to less than one departure per 2,000 flights being delayed 15 minutes or more or canceled for engine-related issues. The CFM56-7-powered Boeing 737 was the first single-aisle airplane in its class to be granted 180-minute Extended Twin-Engine Operations (ETOPS). ETOPS approval, which provides airlines greater route-scheduling flexibility such as long over-water, is based on engine/aircraft reliability.