Since the program launch in mid-2008, approximately 4,500 CFM56 engines in operation with 34 operators and 11 lessors have been qualified for TRUEngine status as the program continues to gain significant industry acceptance. This number represents more than 25 percent of the in-service CFM56 commercial fleet worldwide.
The TRUEngine designation serves as a method for identifying engines with CFM-approved content and facilitates product support of the engine system.
"CFM is well positioned to provide full product support for CFM56 engines based both on our extensive fleet experience, as well as our product-level knowledge," said Chaker Chahrour, executive vice president of CFM International. "The TRUEngine designation enhances customer value in that it confirms engine content and the applicability of CFM technical data and, thus, streamlines the support process."
Moreover, industry stakeholders use the knowledge of engine content to evaluate engine value and re-marketability.
The TRUEngine designation is available for all CFM56 engines. To qualify, a combination of fleet operational and maintenance records must be submitted to CFM for evaluation to ensure the engine content, overhaul practices, and repairs are consistent with CFM requirements for that engine model.