CFM sees record orders, production levels in 2013
- Orders valued at more than $31 billion U.S. at list price
- Production reaches historic high with more than 1,500 engines delivered.
SINGAPORE — 10 February 2014 — 2013 proved to be another record year for CFM International (CFM) with the company logging orders for a total of 2,723 engines, including 1,330 CFM56 engines (commercial, military and spares) and 1,393 LEAP engines (including spares). These orders – the highest level in the company's 40-year history - are valued at more than $31 billion U.S. at list price.
By comparison, CFM booked a total of 1,998 CFM56 and LEAP engine orders in 2012 at a value of $23.5 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 1,502 CFM56 engines in 2013, compared to approximately 1,420 in 2012. Current plans are to reach more than 1,700 engines per year by 2019 as the company transitions from CFM56 to LEAP engine production. CFM has the highest production rate in the industry and has consistently built more than 1,000 engines per year since 2006.
"2013 was a big year for us in so many ways," said Jean-Paul Ebanga, president and CEO of CFM International. "The LEAP engine has seen the highest order ramp up in commercial aviation history and we are still more than two years away from entry into service.
"At the same time, the level of CFM56 engine orders is incredible – they nearly matched our LEAP orders for the year," he continued. "We actually sold nearly 500 more CFM56 engines last year than we did in 2012. That puts 2013 on par with some of the strongest order years in the program's history. For us, this indicates that our customers have a very high level of confidence in the long-term residual value of their CFM56 fleets and tells us that we have made the right technology investments."
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 approximately 26,000 delivered to 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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