CFM International achieved near record orders in 2016, with the company booking a total of 2,677 engines, including 876 CFM56 engines (commercial, military and spares) and 1,801 LEAP engines (including commitments and spares). The orders are valued at around $36bn at list prices.
The Safran Aircraft Engines/GE joint venture says that 2017 is already off to a good start, with more than 580 engine orders received in January. At the same time, the LEAP engine has now garnered more than 12,200 total engine orders and commitments (excluding options) at a value of $170bn at list price.
CFM delivered a total of 1,693 CFM56 engines and 77 LEAP-1A engines in 2016. The LEAP-1A engine had a successful entry into commercial service on the Airbus A320neo with Pegasus Airlines in August.
2016 was also the year CFM began the transition to LEAP production. The total number of CFM56 engines produced will drop beginning this year and the full transition is expected to be completed by the year 2020, at which time the company expects to be at a rate of more than 2,000 engines per year. CFM plans to produce spare parts for the programme until around the year 2045.
CFM delivered the 30,000th CFM56 engine in October.