CFM International

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CFM International
Industry Aerospace
Founded 1974; 43 years ago (1974)
Headquarters France
Cincinnati, Ohio
Key people

Gaël Méheust (CEO 2017 – present)

Jean-Paul Ebanga (CEO 2011 – 2017)
Products Gas turbine engines
Parent GE Aviation
Safran Aircraft Engines

CFM International is a joint venture between GE Aviation, a division of General Electric of the United States and Safran Aircraft Engines (formerly known as Snecma), a division of Safran of France. The joint venture was formed to build and support the CFM56 series of turbofan engine.

The names of CFM International and the CFM56 product line are derived from the two parent companies’ commercial engine designations: GE's CF6 and Snecma's M56.

The joint venture has delivered 30,700 engines to more than 570 operators and has 13,700 engines in backlog.[1] In 2016 CFM delivered 1,665 CFM56 and 77 LEAP, and booked 2,677 orders : 876 CFM56 and 1,801 LEAP for US$36 billion at list price. CFM will produce more than 2,000 LEAP engines per year by 2020. The LEAP engine backlog exceeds 12,200 which is valued at more than US$170 billion at list price.[2]



  1. ^ "2016 promises to be another strong year for CFM" (Press release). CFM international. 11 July 2016. 
  2. ^ "2016 CFM orders surpass 2,600 engines" (Press release). CFM International. 14 February 2017. 

External links[edit]

  • Gunston, Bill (2006). World Encyclopedia of Aero Engines, 5th Edition. Phoenix Mill, Gloucestershire, England, UK: Sutton Publishing Limited. ISBN 0-7509-4479-X. 
  • Official site