CFM International and Gulf Air have marked the 10th anniversary of the introduction of CFM56 engines into the airline's fleet. CFM International is a joint venture company between General Electric and Snecma of France.
Part of the Gulf Air fleet since 1992, CFM56-5A engines have powered the fleet of 10 Airbus A320's which the airline operates on its routes throughout the Middle East. CFM engines were also installed in Gulf Air's long-range, four-engine Airbus A340-300 in 1994. The five Airbus A340's, currently in service on routes to Europe, Africa, the Asia Pacific region and Australia, are powered by CFM-56-5C engines.
As part of the 10th anniversary celebration, Gulf Air was presented with an award for becoming the CFM56-5C fleet leader in terms of engine cycles. To date, CFM engines have achieved 1.2 million flight hours and 600,000 engine cycles on Gulf Air's aircraft fleet.
GE Aircraft Engines (GEAE), a division of General Electric Company is the world's leading manufacturer of jet engines for civil and military aircraft, including engines produced by CFM International, a 50/50 joint company of Snecma of France and GE. In addition, GEAE provides comprehensive maintenance support, through its GE Engine Services operation, for GE and non-GE jet engines in service throughout the world. — (menareport.com)
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