CFM International

CFM to develop new engine for upcoming generation of narrowbodies

GE Aviation and Safran launch the CFM RISE program to develop a new generation of sustainable engines....


IndiGo looking at CFM and P&W engines for up to $10.7 billion

IndiGo is eyeing a huge order of aircraft engines to power 150 Airbus A320neo aircraft that are yet to be delivered. The deal could be worth up to $10.7 billion....


Why would US block engine sales to Chinese-made C919?

With the rumored possibility of Unites States blocking General Electric exporting the LEAP-1C engine that powers the COMAC C919, could it be a display of soft power from the Trump administration?...


Boeing 737 MAX: LEAP engine production to slow but not stop

Following Boeing's decision to suspend the production of the 737 MAX, the joint venture composed of Safran and General Electric Aviation should reduce the production rates of the LEAP-1B engine ‒ but not stop it....


Qatar turns to LEAP engines, places $4B order for Airbus A321neos

Qatar Airways has chosen CFM International LEAP-1A engines to power its new fleet of 50 Airbus A321neo family aircraft in a deal valued at 4$ billion including service contracts. The airline has placed the largest A321neo order in the Middle East....


Safran selects Olivier Andries as next Chief Executive Officer

Olivier Andries has been selected to succeed to Philippe Petitcolin as the Chief Executive Officer of the French aerospace and defense group Safran. Currently President of Safran Aircraft Engines, Andries will take office on January 1, 2021....


Final verdict on Southwest Flight 1380 expected in November

It was a gruesome accident that shocked the nation. One year and half later since the fatal Southwest Airlines (LUV) flight 1380, investigators are set to present their findings to the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) in a meeting to be held in November 2019. The board is expected to determine the probable cause of the April 2018 accident that led to the death of a passenger who was partially sucked out of the window. Following a...


Southwest’s deadly engine accident turns attention to fan blades

An investigative hearing, investigating the fatal Southwest Airlines flight 1380, turns attention to CFM56-7B engine as a similar failure of this model engine also happened two years earlier, in 2016. ...


IATA maintains complaint against Honeywell

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has not yet reached any agreement with Honeywell, similar to the one struck with CFM International on July 31, 2018. The complaint made to to the Competition Directorate of the European Commission (DG-COMP) still stands....


IATA withdraws complaint against CFM International

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) dropped a formal complaint to the European Commission against CFM International following a new agreement between the two parties. Signed on July 31,  2018, the agreement is aimed to increase competition among MRO service providers of CFM engines....