This year will see engine manufacturer CFM International set a record as it reaches several milestones in the introduction of the LEAP turbofan while the existing CFM56 hits what will probably be its high-water mark of production. CFM56 production is expected to reach 1,700 in 2016, its highest-ever production level, CFMI EVP François Bastin told media during pre-Farnborough Airshow briefing in London July 9. He added that another CFM56 record was not anticipated in 2017 because ...

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