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CFM56: 1 billion hours in the air!


The emblematic engine from CFM International (a joint venture between Safran Aircraft Engines and General Electric) has just cleared the symbolic 1-billion-flight-hour mark. Sébastien Imbourg, CFM Project Department Manager at Safran Aircraft Engines, talks about this success story that started with the first commercial flight powered by a CFM56, in 1982.