CFMI Receives $3.5 Billion In Engine Orders To Date In 1996

September 2, 1996

CFM International continues to take a substantial share of orders for 100+ passenger aircraft, having received engine orders valued at more than $3.5 billion through July. These engines represent 62 percent of the orders in that time frame. Since 1987, CFM56 engines have been ordered to power about 40 percent of all aircraft in this market.

CFM International (CFMI) is a 50/50 joint company of Snecma (Safran Group) of France and General Electric of the United States.

Some of the larger orders received in 1996 include:

The CFM56-5 has been chosen to power nearly 85 percent of the Airbus A319/A320/A321 aircraft ordered this year. Overall, the -5 is the engine of choice for two thirds of the 966 aircraft ordered since the program was launched.

The CFM56-7 is the exclusive powerplant for the new Boeing 737-600/-700/-800 series. Since that program was launched in 1993, it has become the fastest-selling aircraft in aviation history. To date, CFMI has received orders for CFM56-7 engines to power 370 firm aircraft.

More than 11,000 CFM56 engines have been ordered or committed to date at a value of more than $40 billion.

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