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Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1994
Total Production: 9,316
Unitary Cost: USD$10.0 million
Also Known As: CFM56-5B/3, CFM56-5B4/P, CFM56-5B6/P, CFM56-5B7/P and CFM56-5B9/P
Origin: France and United States of America
Corporations: CFM International
Parent System: CFM56
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1974
Total Production: 26,690
Family Members: CFM56-2, CFM56-3, CFM56-5A, CFM56-5C and CFM56-7
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Description: CFM International is a 50/50 joint venture between French Snecma Moteurs and American General Electric. The CFM56 family of engines, CFM International main product, is named after General Electric's CF6 and Snecma's M56 engines. The CFM56 engines have been designed to power short-, medium-, and long-range commercial and military aircraft since the first CFM56-1 entered service in 1974. These single-stage turbofans are currently available ranging from 18,500 to 34,000 pounds of thrust and four fan sizes. More than 25,000 CFM56 engines have been delivered to more than 350 customers all over the world.

The CFM56-5B provides between 22,000 and 33,000 pounds of thrust, features the highest fan pressure ratio in the CFM56 family of engines, and is the first commercial engine to use ultra-low emissions combustor. The twin-engine Airbus A318, A319, A320 and A321 are powered by CFM56-5B engines. The first -5B turbofan entered service in 1994 powering an Airbus A321 passenger airplane. CFM56-5B provides enhanced durability and low maintenance costs. It averages nearly 16,000 hours on wing prior to initial shop visit, and more than 10,000 hours after overhaul.

On 13 June 2005, Malaysia's AirAsia low-fare carrier ordered 120 plus 9 spares CFM-56-5B engines to power its fleet of Airbus A320-200 (60+40 options) jetliners. The engines purchase order was valued at $750 million.

On 26 August 2005, Chinese carrier Shenzhen Airlines signed a contract worth $60 million with CFM International to power three Airbus A320 and two A319 airplanes with CFM56-5B engines.

In November 2001 Swiss operator ComLux selected CFM56-5B engines to power three A318 Elite aircraft plus additional three on option. The engines were valued at $36 million.

On 28 November 2005, Chinese carrier East Star Airlines singed a letter of intent for the purchase of 10 Airbus A320 airplanes. CFM International CFM56-5B engine was selected to power these aircraft which were scheduled for delivery between 2009 through 2010.

In December 2005 Brazilian carrier TAM selected CFM International CFM56-5B engine to power 25 Airbus A320 family aircraft. These aircraft were scheduled for delivery between 2007 and 2010. This selection came along with a 15-year maintenance, overhaul and repair contract with General Electric in support of the same engines.

On 23 February 2006, Mumbai-based carrier GoAir signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Airbus for 10 A320 family aircraft plus 10 options. On April 18, 2006 the Indian carrier announced the CFM56-5B engine selection with deliveries starting by mid-2007. The engine contract for the firm aircraft was valued at $120 million.

On March 23, 2006, CIT Group Inc. placed an order for CFM56-5B engines along with spares to power 12 Airbus A320 airplanes in 2007. The engines were valued at $165 million.

On May 11, 2006, low-cost carrier Frontier Airlines placed an order for CFM56-5B engines to power six Airbus A320s scheduled to be delivered between 2008 and 2010. The engine contract was valued at $75 million.

On 7 September 2006, Ireland-based AerVenture announced the CFM56-5B engine selection to power its newest 30 Airbus A320/A319 aircraft fleet ordered by the company in late 2005. The engine contract was valued at $360 million.

On October 11, 2006, California-based Willis Lease Finance Corporation and CFM International announced a purchase agreement on 45 CFM56-5B and CFM-56-7B spare engines worth $540 million. Engine deliveries were scheduled to begin in 2007 and continue through 2011. The contract included an option for an additional 30 engines.

CFM56-5B Applications

Airliners Airbus A318 Airbus A319 Airbus A320 Airbus A320P2F Airbus A321 Airbus A321P2F

CFM56-5B Specifications

Fan Diameter: 1,730 millimeter (68 inch)
Length: 2.60 meter (102 inch)
Dry Weight: 2,381 kilogram (5,249 pound)
Thrust: 33,000 pound (15.0 ton)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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CFM56-5B News

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Monday, April 1, 2019Viva Air Selects CFM LEAP-1A and CFM56-5B Engines to Power 50 Airbus A320s
Thursday, May 11, 2017Delta Air Lines Places Order for 30 Additional Airbus A321s
Thursday, April 20, 2017Airbus Delivers First Ever A321neo Jetliner to Virgin America
Friday, July 29, 2016Allegiant Places Order for 12 Airbus A320ceo Jetliners
Wednesday, July 13, 2016CALC Selects CFM56-5B Engine to Power up to 25 A320ceos
Tuesday, July 12, 2016AWAS Selects CFM International CFM56-5B Engine to Power 10 A320s
Friday, April 29, 2016Delta Air Lines Places Order for 37 Airbus A321ceos
Delta Air Lines Selects CFM56-5B Engines to Power 37 A321ceo Aircraft
Tuesday, February 16, 2016Qingdao Airlines Places $100 million order with CFM
Tuesday, November 17, 2015easyJet Selects CFM International LEAP-1A and CFM56-5B Engines

Operators & Related Equipment

Engines powering NIKI's Airbus A319s; JetAlliance 1 ACJs and 5 A318 Elites (12 engines); Stumpf Group 1 A319 (2 engines)
Engines powering AZAL fleet of 4 A319s (8 engines)
Engines powering Gulf Air's 15 A320s (30 engines)
Engines powering LAN fleet of 70 A320s (140 engines); LATAM 30 A320s (60 engines)
Engines powering BAA Jet Management Airbus ACJ/A319 (2 - CFM56-5B7/P engine); C Jet Limited (1 ACJ); Spring Airlines' fleet of 46 A320s (92); China Southern's 20 A320s (40 engines); China Eastern Airlines 30 A320s (60 engines); Air China 20 A320s and 6 A319s (52 engines); Hainan Airlines' 42 A320s and 8 A319s (100 engines); Tibet Airlines fleet of 3 A319s (6 engines); Shenzhen Airlines fleet of 10 A320s (20 engines); ICBC's fleet of 22 A320s (44 engines); Juneyao Airlines 5 A321s (10 engines); China Aircraft Leasing Company fleet of 45 A320s (90 engines); undiscloed customer 3 A319s (6 engines); Qingdao Airlines 10 A320s (20 engines); Loong Air 11 A320ceos (24 enignes)
Engines powering Avianca's A319s and A320s; AviancaTaca fleet of 18 A320s (36 engines)
Engines powering Croatia Airlines four A319s
Engines powering Czech government fleet of two A319 ACJs (4 engines)
Engines powering Atlantic Airways' A319 jet
Engines powering Air Cairo 6 A318s (12 engines)
Engines powering Aigle Azur 1 A319 (2 engines); undisclosed multinational 5 A318 Elites (10 engines); Air France 3 A318s (6 engines)
Engines powering Hamburg International 16 A319s (32 engines); Lufthansa 84 A319/A320/A321 (168 engines); Germania 5 A319s (10 engines);
Engines powering Indian Airlines fleet of 43 A320s (86 engines); GoAir fleet of 20 A320s (40 engines)
Engines powering Garuda Indonesia fleet of 15 A320s (30 engines); Lion Air fleet of 60 A320s (120 engines)
Engines ordered by AWAS to power 55 A320s (110 engines)
Engines powering Air One fleet of 30 A320s (60 engines)
Engines powering Star Flyer's fleet of 2 A320 (4 engines); ANA fleet of 5 A320s (10 engines)
Engines powering Jazeera Airways' 10 A320s (20 engines)
Engines ordered to power Lao Airlines' two A320s (4 engines)
Engines powering Libyan Airlines' seven A320s
Engines powering AirAsia fleet of A320s (201)
Engines powering Interjet A320s (CFM56-5B4/P)
Engines powering Air Namibia fleet of two A319s (4 engines)
Engines powering AirBlue fleet of 14 A320s (28 engines)
Engines powering Viva Air fleet of 15 A320s (30 engines)
Engines powering Cebu Pacific A320s
Engines powering Qatar Airways fleet of eight A320s (16 engines)
Engines powering A320s ordered by S7 Group/Airlines; Ural Airlines 7 (14 engines); Aeroflot 12 A321s (24 engines); UTair fleet of 20 A321s (40 engines)
Saudi Arabia104
Engines powering Saudi Arabian Airlines' fleet of 10 A320 aircraft leased from GECAS beginning in 2010 (20 engines) and 22 new A320s ordered in December 2007 (44 engines); National Air Services fleet of 20 A320s (40 engines)
Engines powering Singapore Aircraft Leasing Enterprise (SALE)/BOC Aviation Airbus A320 fleet (+20 engines)
Engines powering Iberia's fleet of 30 A320s (60 engines)
Engines powering Comlux five A318 Elites, one A320 VIP, one ACJ321 and one A319 ACJ (16 engines)
Engines powering Tunisair 10 A320s (20 engines) 1 A319 (2 engines); Syphax Airlines 3 A320s (6 engines)
United Arab Emirates132
Engines powering Al Jaber Aviation's A318 Elite (2 aircraft powered by CFM56-5B9/P engines), DAE 20 A320s (40 engines); Air Arabia 44 A320s (88 engines)
United Kingdom618
Engines powering easyJet's 227 A319s and 68 A320 (590 engines); British Airways two A318s (4 engines); Thomas Cook 12 A321s (24 engines)
United States of America760
Engines powering Skybus Airlines' 65 A319s (130 engines); Aviation Capital Group's 25 A320s (50 engines); CIT Aerospace's 55 A320s (110 engines); GECAS' 60 A320s (120 engines); Virgin America's 30 A320s (60 engines); ALC 20 A320s (40 engines); American Airlines fleet of A319s; Delta Airlines fleet of 112 A321s (224 engines); private owner 1 A319 (2 engines); Allegiant Air fleet of 12 A320ceos (24 engines)
Engines powering Uzbekistan Airways' six A320s
Engines powering VietJetAir 36 A320ceos (72 engines)

Grand Total 3,92139
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