CFM International
Company typeJoint venture
Founded1974; 50 years ago (1974)
United States
Key people
Gaël Méheust (CEO)

CFM International is a Franco-American aircraft engine manufacturer. The company is a joint venture between GE Aerospace and Safran Aircraft Engines (formerly known as Snecma) and is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. It was founded in 1974 to build and support the CFM56 series of turbofan engines. CFM is the world's largest commercial aircraft engine manufacturer, with a 39% market share as of 2020.[1] It has delivered more than 37,500 of its engines to more than 570 operators. The name CFM is derived from the two parent companies' commercial engine designations: GE's CF series and Snecma's M series.


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In 2016 CFM delivered 1,665 CFM56 and 77 LEAP, and booked 2,677 orders : 876 CFM56 and 1,801 LEAP for US$36 billion at list price. The LEAP engine backlog exceeded 12,200 which was valued at more than US$170 billion at list price.

In 2017, CFM delivered 1,900 engines including 459 LEAPs, of which it plans to deliver 1,200 in 2018, 1,800 in 2019 and more than 2,000 in 2020.[2] In 2019, CFM deliveries stood at 2,127 : 1,736 Leaps and 391 CFM56s (-63%), and plans to produce 1,400 engines in 2020.[3]

Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on aviation, deliveries of LEAP engines across the first nine months of 2020 fell to 622 from 1,316 in the same period in 2019, and 123 CFM56 against 327, while LEAP fleet cycles were down 15% year-on-year and CFM cycles were 48% lower.[4]

CFM announced the RISE project in June 2021, with plans to enter service in the mid 2030s.[5][6]


  1. ^ "Market share of the leading commercial aircraft engine manufacturers worldwide in 2020". Statista. May 2021. Retrieved 22 November 2023.
  2. ^ Stephen Trimble (25 January 2018). "CFM sets new engine delivery record despite Leap shortfall". Flightglobal.
  3. ^ David Kaminski-Morrow (27 February 2020). "CFM to build 10 737 Max engines weekly for 2020". Flightglobal.
  4. ^ Dominic Perry (30 October 2020). "Leap deliveries more than halved so far this year". Flightglobal.
  5. ^ Norris, Guy (14 June 2021). "CFM Details Open-Fan Plan For Next-gen Engine". Aviation Week Network. Retrieved 26 February 2023.
  6. ^ Norris, Guy (19 July 2022). "Airbus To Flight-Test CFM RISE Open Rotor". Aviation Week Network. Retrieved 26 February 2023.