Driven by increased orders for Airbus, Boeing and COMAC aircraft, CFM International plans to add an extra 800 CFM56 and LEAP engines to its already bulging production plan between 2018 and 2020. The GE Aviation-Safran joint venture company already expects to deliver 1,900 engines this year, the bulk of which—some 1,400 engines—will be CFM56s, while production of LEAP engines alone is scheduled to reach 2,100 in 2020. On the way there, CFM will make 1,200 LEAPs in 2018 and 1,900 ...

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