CFM International

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CFM International

legal form Joint venture
founding 1974
Seat Evendale (Ohio) , USA
Paris , France
management Gaël Méheust
Branch aviation

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

  1. Evendale , Ohio: headquarters, design, manufacture, testing. There are also other small locations such as Peebles, Rutland, Hooksett and Lynn.
  2. Durham, North Carolina : Final Assembly, Trials / Tests. In addition, further branches in Wilmington, Greenville, Auburn, Ellisville
  3. Victorville , California : Flight Tests
  4. Regensburg , Germany : Processing of titanium components, in dissolution

The French partner Safran-Snecma has its locations in

  1. Liers , Belgium : low pressure compressor (at Techspace Aero)
  2. Villaroche (et al.), France: final assembly, tests, partly in connection with Sagem and Hispano-Suiza
  3. Bangalore , India : Control and engine attachments at Snecma HAL
  4. Suzhou, People's Republic of China : Production of individual engine modules
  5. Querétaro , Mexico : Production of individual engine modules

In addition, both companies jointly manufacture structural parts at Famat in St. Nazaire , also in France.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Bernd Vetter: Douglas DC 8: Pioneers of the Jet Age . 1st edition. GeraMond Verlag , Munich 2001, ISBN 3-932785-86-X , p. 82 .
  2. 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."
  3. Patrick Hoeveler: 2,000 engines per year . In: FlugRevue . Motorpresse Stuttgart, Stuttgart February 2013, p. 80 f .
  4. ^ GE closes the Regensburg plant , in liquidation.