2013 CFM56 and LEAP engine orders soar
- Orders to date valued at more than $25 billion U.S. at list price
- Production reaches historic high with 1,500 engines planned in 2013
DUBAI, U.A.E. — 2013 is proving to be another stellar year for CFM International (CFM), with the company logging orders for more than 1,255 LEAP engines, as well as 1,172 orders for CFM56 engines through October. These orders—2,427 total engines— have a combined value of $25.7 billion U.S. at list price, including commercial, military, and spare engines.
By comparison, CFM booked a total of 1,998 CFM56 and LEAP engine orders in 2012 for a combined value of $23 billion U.S. at list price.
Overall, CFM has logged total orders for 5,607 LEAP engines, while total CFM56 engine orders stand at more than 30,360 engines.
As the company logs record commitments, CFM is also achieving historic production rates for the CFM56 product line. The company delivered approximately 1,420 CFM56 engines in 2012 and is on track to build more than 1,500 engines in 2013. CFM has consistently built more than 1,000 engines per year since 2006. Current plans are to reach more than 1,700 engines per year by 2019 as CFM transitions from CFM56 to LEAP engine production.
"2013 is shaping up to be a near record year for CFM," said Jean-Paul Ebanga, president and CEO of CFM International. "CFM56 engine orders are even stronger than last year, validating the world-class operating economics and reliability these engines continue provide. At the same time, the LEAP engine is experiencing the fastest orders ramp up in commercial aviation history. Customers around the globe are embracing the cutting-edge technology this engine brings and are universally pleased with the results they have seen from our first engine to test."
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 26,600 delivered to more than 500 operators around the globe.
About CFM International
CFM International, a 50/50 joint company between Snecma (Safran) and GE, is the world's leading supplier of commercial aircraft engines, has delivered more than 25,600 engines to date. 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. In 2009 COMAC chose the LEAP-1C engine as the sole powerplant for the C919 in 2009; Airbus followed in 2010 when it selected the LEAP-1A engine as an option on the A320neo family; and in 2011, Boeing selected the LEAP-1B as the sole powerplant for its new 737 MAX.
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