The CFM International CFM56 (U.S military designation F108) series is a high-bypass turbofan aircraft engine made by CFM International (CFMI), with a thrust range of 18,500 to 34,000 pounds-force (82 to 150 kilonewtons). CFMI is a 50-50 joint-owned company of Safran Aircraft Engines (formerly known as SNECMA), France, and GE Aviation (GE), United States. Both companies are responsible for producing components and each has its own final assembly line. GE produces the high-pressure compressor, combustor and high-pressure turbine, SNECMA produces the fan, gearbox, exhaust and the low-pressure turbine, and some components are made by Avio of Italy. The CFM56 is a two-shaft (or two-spool) engine, meaning that there are two rotating shafts, one high-pressure and one low-pressure. Each is powered by its own turbine section (the high-pressure and the low-pressure turbines, respectively). Major Applications: Airbus A320 family, Airbus A340, Boeing 737 Classic/NG, McDonnell Douglas DC-8-70 series, KC-135R Stratotanker. The CFMI CFM56 is followed by the CFMI LEAP.
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