CFM, manufacturer of commercial aircraft engines, is a 50/50 joint venture company between France’s Snecma (Safran Group) and the General Electric Company (GE) of the United States.
The company was founded in 1974 and has delivered more than 20,250 engines to more than 500 operators around the globe.
The LEAP engine family is the fastest-selling in aviation history with more than 14,300 orders received through January 2018.
Initially, the LEAP 1B engines were reportedly facing performance shortfall of close to four to five per cent in specific fuel consumption (SFC). However that seems to have been resolved since.