CFM56 Nears Production End, But Aftermarket Goes On

StandardAero Component Services team CFM56 repairs
Credit: StandardAero

As the new engine fleet grows with older models retiring, projected maintenance spends are anticipated to change. The LEAP engine will ascend over 10 years by around $2.5 billion. At the other end is its CFM56 predecessor, which will see a $1.7 billion decrease.
It will likely take at least a couple of years for airlines to recover from the devastating impact that COVID-19 has wrought, so expect operators to scrutinize how best to balance operating efficiency and cost containment even more than before. Repairing parts instead of replacing them is often one...

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