Posted on: 26 February 2015 by Ross McSweeny
During 2014, CFM logged orders for 4,244 engines, compared with 2,723 engines in 2013, marking the highest levels of new engine orders in the company’s history.
CFM’s 2014 orders included 1,527 CFM56 engines (for commercial, military and spares) and 2,717 LEAP engines, valued at more than $50 billion at list price.
Furthermore, CFM reports that it is achieving historic production rates for the CFM56 product line. It delivered 1,560 CFM56 engines in 2014, compared with 1,502 in 2013.
Jean-Paul Ebanga, president and CEO of CFM International, averred, “In the same year that we celebrated our 40th anniversary, we also booked orders and production levels unheard of in this industry. However, we understand that none of this would be possible without the continued confidence from our airline and airframer customers and our commitment to earning that trust every day never waivers. Gerhard Neumann and Rene Ravaud had an incredible vision for this company, but I am certain that even they could not have foreseen what it would eventually become.”