Following a spate of orders for CFM56- and Leap-powered Airbus and Boeing aircraft, CFM International now predicts combined production of current and next-generation engines will soar to 1,800 per year by 2018. The latest increase will equate to a new engine rolling off the combined U.S. and French assembly lines every five hours at parent companies General Electric and Snecma. Even before the Leap began racking up sales through 2011, CFM was gearing up for year-on-year record engine ...


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