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CFM56 engine family becomes first to cross a billion flight hours

CFM56-7B engine used to power all Boeing 737NG aircraft. CFM Photo.

The CFM56 engine family has become the first ever to cross one billion engine flight hours. CFM International (a JV of Safran and GE) ran the first CFM56 in 1974. By 1979 the engine had not received any major orders and the JV was weeks from being dissolved. However, in April of 1979 Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, and Flying …

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