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Evendale (Ohio) , USA
Paris , France
CFM International is a Paris-based joint venture that was founded in 1974 in equal parts by the two engine manufacturers Safran Aircraft Engines and GE Aviation . Together which was turbofan -Triebwerk CFM56 developed a commercially successful jet engine commercial aviation. It is used in the Boeing 737 , the Airbus A320 family and the A340 , among others .
The abbreviations CFM (company) and CFM56 (product) are not acronyms , but combinations of the names of the existing General Electric CF 6 and Snecma M 56 engine families . This choice of name was intended to instill confidence in the new engine among the airlines from the outset.
In 2008 CFM began redeveloping the LEAP-X (later renamed LEAP ), which was available for the Comac C919 , Airbus A320neo and Boeing 737 MAX from 2016 .
The company produces at a total of 10 main locations worldwide. General Electric's offices are located in
- Evendale , Ohio: headquarters, design, manufacture, testing. There are also other small locations such as Peebles, Rutland, Hooksett and Lynn.
- Durham, North Carolina : Final Assembly, Trials / Tests. In addition, further branches in Wilmington, Greenville, Auburn, Ellisville
- Victorville , California : Flight Tests
- Regensburg , Germany : Processing of titanium components, in dissolution
The French partner Safran-Snecma has its locations in
- Liers , Belgium : low pressure compressor (at Techspace Aero)
- Villaroche (et al.), France: final assembly, tests, partly in connection with Sagem and Hispano-Suiza
- Bangalore , India : Control and engine attachments at Snecma HAL
- Suzhou, People's Republic of China : Production of individual engine modules
- Querétaro , Mexico : Production of individual engine modules
In addition, both companies jointly manufacture structural parts at Famat in St. Nazaire , also in France.
- ↑ Bernd Vetter: Douglas DC 8: Pioneers of the Jet Age . 1st edition. GeraMond Verlag , Munich 2001, ISBN 3-932785-86-X , p. 82 .
- ↑ About CFM. CFM International, accessed January 26, 2013 : "The company (CFM), and product line (CFM56), got their names by a combination of the two parent companies' commercial engine designations: GE's CF6 and Snecma's M56."
- ↑ Patrick Hoeveler: 2,000 engines per year . In: FlugRevue . Motorpresse Stuttgart, Stuttgart February 2013, p. 80 f .
- ^ GE closes the Regensburg plant , in liquidation.