WEST CHESTER, Ohio — 22 April 2014 — CFM International is honored to have been selected the 2013 Boeing Propulsion Supplier of the year. The award, which recognizes exceptional performance and contributions to Boeing's success during 2013, is based on meeting or exceeding quality, on-time delivery, post-delivery support and affordability goals, and demonstrating the ability to anticipate and respond to changing requirements.
"Quality and reliability are the two attributes on which the CFM reputation has been built and it is especially gratifying to receive this accolade during CFM's 40th anniversary year," said Jean-Paul Ebanga, president and CEO of CFM International. "We take great pride in our long relationship with Boeing and the fact that we have delivered nearly 14,000 engines on time and on spec. Our commitment is to continue to deliver to those very high standards."
Overall, CFM has delivered more than 13,650 CFM56 engines to Boeing since it became the sole engine supplier for what is now called the Boeing 737 Classic, which was following in 1997 with the introduction of the CFM56-7B as the only engine to power the Next-Generation 737 aircraft. This unique, long-lived sole supplier relationship was extended in 2011 when Boeing chose the advanced LEAP-1B engine to exclusively power its new 737 MAX airplane scheduled to enter service in 2017. Development of the LEAP-1B engine is on schedule, with testing on track to begin in June 2014.
"These supplier-partners performed exceptionally well last year—in ways that differentiated them," said Jim McNerney, Boeing chairman and chief executive officer. "They helped us provide our customers with more capability for less cost in today's dynamic environment. We look to their partnership in the future to keep Boeing at the forefront of technology, innovation, productivity and affordability."
Click here to see the CFM Supplier of the Year video: http://bcove.me/fwxzeet2
CFM International is a 50/50 joint company between Snecma (Safran) and GE and the world’s largest supplier of commercial aircraft engines. To date, 26,250+ CFM56 engines have been delivered to approximately 530 operators around the globe. This fleet has achieved more than 680 million flight hours as the most reliable engines in the air.