LEAP engine surpasses 10,000 orders

LEAP engine surpasses 10,000 orders

West Chester, Ohio – With orders valued at more than $27 billion U.S. at list price, 2015 proved to be another strong year for CFM. The company booked 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.

“We are honored that airline customers around the world continue to show a preference for CFM engines,” said Jean-Paul Ebanga, president and CEO of CFM International. “The CFM56 family is still going strong and we believe LEAP orders raise even higher as our technology choices prove themselves out in the flight test programs at Airbus and Boeing.

“Our 2015 orders bring the current backlog to more than 13,400 engines and our biggest challenge now is building them all. To meet that challenge, GE and Snecma have invested nearly $1 billion U.S. to date in new and upgraded facilities that incorporate today’s most advanced manufacturing technology. Our goal is to ensure that each new LEAP engine is delivered on time with the same level of quality and reliability our customers have come to expect from a CFM product.”

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