Tag: CFM engines

CFM Orders Surpass 1,370 Eengines

Reading Time: 1 minute 2018 orders for CFM International’s two product lines have remained strong through June, with the company booking orders for a total of 1,371 engines, including 65 CFM56 engines (military and spares) and 1,306 LEAP engines. The LEAP engine continues to be the powerplant of choice for new single-aisle aircraft, garnering more than 15,450 total engine […]

One Dead after the Engine Explodes on a Southwest Flight

Reading Time: 2 minutes A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700 with 149 people aboard performed an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport on April 17 after an engine exploded and broke apart in mid-air causing one fatality. Depending on the information of the flight tracking website, FlightAware.com, Southwest flight 1380 took off from New York’s LaGuardia Airport at around 10:27 […]

CFM Seeing Record Production in 2017

Reading Time: 1 minute CFM International will achieve record production levels in 2017, with a planned rate of 1,800, to 1,900 engines by year end. At the same time, the company has logged near-record orders, with a total of 2,944 engines booked through October. “It has been quite a year for CFM, and we’re not done yet,” said Gaël […]

Boeing Resumes 737 MAX Flying With Unaffected Engines

Reading Time: 1 minute Boeing is operating 737 MAX flights using CFM International LEAP-1B engines unaffected by the issue that prompted a May 10 suspension of all MAX flying. “We have resumed some 737 MAX flight activities,” a Boeing spokesperson said. “Regulatory agencies support this action.” Malaysia’s Malindo Air and Norwegian are slated to receive the first deliveries of […]

Lessors Welcome New Engine Entrants

Reading Time: 2 minutes With next generation engine types the CFM LEAP and the Pratt & Whitney Geared Turbofan having a combined order backlog of nearly 20,000 units, engine lessors are anticipating greater numbers being bought into their portfolios over the next decade. In a six person panel discussing the engine leasing market at Aviation Week Network’s Engine Leasing, […]

Boeing Suspends 737 MAX Flights

Reading Time: 2 minutes Boeing has suspended 737 MAX flights after being informed by CFM International of a potential issue with the aircraft’s LEAP-1B engine, although Boeing says MAX 8 deliveries will begin this month as planned. “CFM has notified us of a potential manufacturing quality escape with low pressure turbine (LPT) discs in LEAP-1B engines delivered to Boeing,” […]

Frontier Airlines Takes Delivery of Its First A320neo with CFM Engines

Reading Time: 1 minute Frontier Airlines, headquarters in Denver, Colorado (U.S.), took delivery of its first A320neo. Frontier is the first U.S. airline to receive an A320neo with CFM engines, and the aircraft is the first of 80 A320neo Family aircraft the low-cost carrier has ordered. All of Frontier’s A320neo Family aircraft will be powered by CFM International LEAP-1A […]