Snecma is in talks with General Electric about participation in the latter's GENX engine for the Boeing 7E7 and hopes to make an announcement on a partnership before the Farnborough air show. "We are interested in participating in this programme," says Snecma president Jean-Paul Béchat, adding that the company could take a stake of up to 25% in the project.

Snecma participates in several GE engine programmes and the pair are 50:50 partners in the highly successful CFM International joint venture.

GE says: "We are in negotiation with Snecma over a possible share in the GENX, but they are far, far from being concluded."

Source: Flight International