CFM orders soar in 2014

  • Orders valued at more than $50 billion U.S. at list price

  • Production reaches historic highs

WEST CHESTER, Ohio  — 25 February 2015 — In 2014, as CFM International celebrated its 40th anniversary, the company experienced the highest levels of new engine orders and production in its history.  CFM logged orders for a total of 4,244 engines, including 1,527 CFM56 engines (commercial, military and spares) and 2,717 LEAP engines.  These orders are valued at more than $50 billion U.S. at list price.

Airbus opted for the LEAP-1A to power its new-generation A320neo twinjet family.
Developing maximum takeoff thrust of nearly 33,000 lb, the LEAP-1A is expected to enter service in 2016.

By comparison, CFM booked a total of 2,723 CFM56 and LEAP engine orders in 2013 at a value of $31 billion U.S. at list price.

As the company logs record commitments, CFM is also achieving historic production rates for the CFM56 product line.   The company delivered 1,560 CFM56 engines in 2014, compared to 1,502 in 2013.  CFM has the highest production rate in the industry and has consistently built more than 1,000 engines per year since 2006. 

"What an astonishing year," said Jean-Paul Ebanga, president and CEO of CFM International. "In the same year that we celebrated our 40th anniversary, we also booked orders and production levels unheard of in this industry.  However, we understand that none of this would be possible without the continued confidence from our airline and airframer customers and our commitment to earning that trust every day never waivers.  Gerhard Neumann and Rene Ravaud had an incredible vision for this company, but I am certain that even they could not have foreseen what it would eventually become."  

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 the world's leading supplier of commercial aircraft engines, with more than 27,200 delivered as of December 31, 2014 to more than 530 operators around the globe.  The company CFM officially launched the LEAP engine, which is its first all-new centerline engine in nearly 40 years, in 2008. 

The LEAP engine promises to bring 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.  For more information, visit us at www.cfmaeroengines.com or follow us on Twitter @CFM_engines.

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