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LEAP engine surpasses 10,000 orders

News International-French

10 Feb 2016

2015 proved to be another strong year for CFM orders with the company booking a total of 2,154 engines, including 736 CFM56 engines (commercial, military and spares) and 1,418 LEAP engines (including spares).

2016 is already off to a good start, with nearly 600 engine orders received in January. At the same time, the LEAP engine has now surpassed 10,000 total engine orders and commitments (excluding options) at a value of $140 billion U.S. at list price.

CFM continues to achieve historic production rates for the CFM56 product line. The company produced 1,638 CFM56 engines in 2015, compared to 1,560 engines in 2014 and 1,502 in 2013. CFM maintains the highest production rate in the industry and has consistently built more than 1,000 CFM56 engines per year since 2006.

This year makes the start of the transition to LEAP engine production, with more than 140 units in the plan. The company expects to complete the transition by 2020 with an annual production rate of more than 2,000 engines. CFM will continue to build CFM56 spare engines for many years to support the in-service fleet and plans to produce spare parts for the program until around the year 2045.

About CFM International:
The CFM56 and LEAP engines are products of CFM International, a 50/50 joint company between Snecma (Safran) and GE. CFM is one of the world’s leading supplier of commercial aircraft engines, with more than 29,000 delivered to date to more than 550 operators around the globe.

The LEAP engine is delivering double-digit improvements in fuel efficiency, emissions and noise, while the legendary reliability and low cost of ownership of its predecessor, the ubiquitous maintaining 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.

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