2012 Another great year for CFM as LEAP engine orders soar
- Orders valued at $23.5 billion U.S. at list price
- Production reaches historic high at nearly 1,420 engines
2012 proved to be another outstanding year for CFM International (CFM) with the company logging orders for 898 commercial, military and spare CFM56 engines and firm orders and commitments for more than 1,100 LEAP engines for a combined value of $23.5 billion U.S. at list price.
To date, CFM has logged total orders and commitments for more than 4,500 LEAP engines while total CFM56 engine orders stand at nearly 29,300 engines.
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As the company logs record commitments, CFM is also achieving historic production rates for the CFM56 product line. The company produced nearly 1,420 CFM56 engines in 2012, compared to just over 1,300 in 2011 and 1,250 engines in 2010. 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 o LEAP engine production.
"2012 was another outstanding year for CFM across the board,” said Jean-Paul Ebanga, president and CEO of CFM International. "CFM56 engine orders continue to be very strong, and we are delighted that customers have embraced the LEAP engine for their next generation of single-aisle aircraft
The CFM56 and LEAP engines are products of CFM International, a 50/50 joint company between Snecma (Safran group) and GE. CFM is the world’s leading supplier of commercial aircraft engines, with more than 24,850 delivered to more than 500 operators around the globe.
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Source : GE Aviation