November 1, 2017: CFM International's CFM56 engine fleet has exceeded 500 million flight cycles while logging nearly 900 million flight hours since the first aircraft, a DC-8-71, entered commercial service in April 1982.
There are at present more than 24,000 CFM56 engines in commercial and military service with 560 operators worldwide.
On the whole, CFM has delivered more than 31,000 engines up to now and the current production engines continue to lead the industry with first-class reliability and low cost of ownership. The CFM56-5B has logged more than 100 million flight cycles and 180 million flight hours powering the A320ceo family since 1996, while the CFM56-7B engine surpassed 170 million cycles and 300 million hours since 1998.
"This is a remarkable achievement," said. Gaël Méheust, president and CEO of CFM International. "Although our founding fathers were confident the program would be a success, I don't think even they could have dreamed of what we would eventually accomplish with this product."