A 15.1% increase in the civil jet engine aftermarket has helped French aerospace, defense and security supplier Safran post a 15.9% year-on-year (7.3% organic) revenue increase for the first quarter, bringing the total for the period to €3.1 billion ($4.1 billion). That civil aftermarket boost was driven by the CFM56 and global CFM International spare parts revenue was up 24.2% for the quarter. This was largely in line with the trends of 2011, which were up 1.3% from the 2011 fourth ...

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