The CFM56 success story

CFM International, a 50/50 joint company between Safran Aircraft Engines and GE, develops, produces and markets CFM56® engines, which now power some 13,400 single-aisle commercial jetliners worldwide. Renowned for its unparalleled reliability and low cost of ownership, the CFM56 is the best-selling engine in the history of aviation.

Setting the standard for single-aisle commercial jet engines

Developing 18,500 to 34,000 lbs of thrust, the CFM56® sets the standard for single-aisle commercial jet engines. With more than 31,000 engines delivered, the CFM56 is the best-selling engine in the history of aviation. It mainly power single-aisle jetliners from the world's leading planemakers, Airbus and Boeing. The CFM56 owes its success to its exceptional performance and reliability, built on the proven technological excellence of Safran Aircraft Engines and GE. With dispatch reliability of close to 100% and unrivalled time on wing helping to drive down the cost of ownership, the engine now powers aircraft for over 570 operators worldwide. While its successor, the new LEAP® engine, entered service in August 2016 with Pegasus Airlines, the CFM56 keeps going from success to success: demand remains strong. After the LEAP entry into commercial service, Safran Aircraft Engines and GE will continue to provide comprehensive through-life support to optimize fleet availability during the CFM56's remaining service lifetime of over 30 years. In addition, CFM will continue the volume production of parts to maximize engine availability.



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