American Airlines Selects CFM56-5B Engine to Power Its New Airbus A319 Aircraft

The CFM56-5B engine is product of CFM International (CFM), a 50/50 joint company between Snecma (Safran group) and GE.

About CFM International

CFM International is the world’s largest supplier of commercial aircraft engines.  Its product line includes nine engine models for more than 30 commercial and military applications.  The company was formed as a joint venture in 1974 and the two parent companies, GE and Snecma, have extended the partnership agreement to the year 2040.

GE Aviation, an operating unit of GE (NYSE: GE), is a world-leading provider of jet and turboprop engines, components and integrated systems for commercial, military, business and general aviation aircraft..

Snecma, a Safran group company, is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of commercial and military aircraft and rocket engines, with a wide range of propulsion systems on offer.


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