CFM International is in talks with Airbus over a potential upgrade for the CFM56-5B which will be modeled on the recently unveiled -7BE ‘enhanced’ engine for the 737. Upgrades and enhancements for the Airbus and Boeing engine variants have traditionally over-lapped one another ever since the baseline -3 was introduced in 1984 and the -5 in 1988. Although the -5 was designed to a later standard than the -3 and was recently improved through the -5B Tech Insertion upgrade in 2007, GE ...


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