CFM International’s joint owners General Electric and Snecma are preparing for the venture’s biggest transition as it nears milestones for the introduction of its Leap family of engines and increased production rates. The two tasks will ramp up annual single-aisle engine production to 1,700 units by 2020 from the current rate of 1,450 engines, a 17% increase, and transition production from the current CFM56-5B/7 engines for the Airbus A320 family and the Boeing 737 to the new CFM ...

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