We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website, including smooth operation of the website and marketing solutions. If you continue to browse without changing your settings, we will assume that you agree to receive all cookies on our website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. For more details please get acquainted with our Cookies Policy.

The CFM International CFM 56 series: exceptional reliability and performance

The CFM56 is the world's best-selling and the most reliable commercial aircraft engine of its generation, with dispatch reliability approaching 100 percent The CFM International CFM 56 series is a group of high-bypass turbofan aircraft engines.

These jet engines are made by CFM International (CFMI), with a thrust range of 18,500 to 34,000 pounds-force (82 to 150 kilonewtons). CFM56 engines have been an exceptional commercial success, powering many different models of both Airbus and Boeing jetliners. Having an exceptional reliability and performance CFM56 engine has more than four decades of experience and technological improvement.

Over a 30 thousand engines are already delivered and it has over 550 operators in a world. CFM continues to support the highest production rate in the industry. 2016 is the peak year for the ubiquitous CFM56 family. CFM plans to produce 1,700 engines this year.

The CFM56-3 (the first derivative of the CFM56 series) was designed for Boeing 737 Classic series (737-300/-400/-500) with static thrust ratings from 18,500 to 23,500 lbf (82.3 to 105 kN). A "cropped fan" derivative of the -2, the -3 engine has a smaller fan diameter at 60 in (1.5 m) but retains the original basic engine layout. The new fan is primarily derived from GE's CF6-80 turbofan rather than the CFM56-2, and the booster was redesigned to match the new fan. A huge challenge for CFM56-3 series was ground clearance for the wing-mounted engine. This was made by reducing the intake fan diameter and relocating the gearbox and other accessories from beneath the engine to the sides. The resulting flattened nacelle bottom and intake lip yielded the distinctive appearance of the Boeing 737 with CFM56 engines.

CFM56-5B series was an improvement of the CFM56-5A series; it was originally designed to power the A321. With a thrust range between 22,000 and 33,000 lbf (98 kN and 147 kN) it can power every model in the A320 family (A318/A319/A320/A321) and has superseded the CFM56-5A series. Among the changes from the CFM56-5A is the option of a double-annular combustor that reduces emissions (particularly NOx), a new fan in a longer fan case, and a new low-pressure compressor with a fourth stage (up from three in earlier variants). It can be called the most numerous engine supplied to Airbus.

The CFM56 7B can be called the exclusive engine of a Boeing Next-Generation single-aisle airliner. More than 8,000 CFM56 7B engines are in service on 737 aircraft. That makes the most popular engine-aircraft combination in commercial aviation. This engines is simple, has a rugged architecture, which gives the highest reliability, durability and reparability in its class.

The air/road shipping frame for the CFM56-7 engine is generally identified as a “Multi-Purpose Engine Cradle”. The complete assembly comprises of a support cradle for the CFM56-7 engine, which secures & supports the engine at three positions, H3, H4, & H8, as nominated in the CFMI specification, PITF55 and will handle the basic engine, partial QEC, fully demountable engine including EBU, air inlet, nozzle, mixer, and engine mounts.

Contact us now!
+370 660 03804
ASK YOUR QUESTION OR put order now!
I hereby allow Magnetic MRO AS (manager of enginestands24.com website) to collect and process my personal data for the following purposes: