Photograph: CFM56-7s are being used in the latest versions of the Boeing 737. The powerplant has increased reliability and reduced maintenance requirements. These features are now being emphasized by airline customers as carriers attempt to boost profitability. The pressures on airlines to cut costs and operate profitably have prompted commercial engine makers to deemphasize powerplant performance and to refocus design efforts on reducing the cost of buying, operating and ...
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