A regular exhibitor at Asian Aerospace, French engine company Snecma (stand 717, hall A) once again has a presence reflecting the importance of the Asia-Pacific region to its international business.
The region accounts for around 16% of the worldwide CFM56 fleet – with more than 2,500 of the engines in service with 64 airlines in 17 countries.
CFM International (a 50/50 joint company between Snecma and General Electric) has recently been selected by AirAsia to supply CFM56-5B engines for the 100 (60 firm, 40 purchase rights) Airbus A320s it has on order and CFM56 engines also power around half of the Chinese fleet, with more than 1,110 engines now in service.
The French company is also a partner in GE’s large engine programmes, which include the CF6 powerplant for the Boeing 767 and 747, as well as the Airbus A330; the GE90 for Boeing 777 family; and the GP7200 for the Airbus A380. More than 1,100 CF6 engines are in service in the region, while many Asia-Pacific airlines have also selected the GE90-powered 777 and the A380 powered by GP7200 engines for their long-haul fleets.
Snecma technology is also used outside the traditional mainstream jet market, specifically in regional aviation where the French company is teaming up with Russian partner NPO Saturn to produce the SaM146 propulsion system that has been selected by Sukhoi for the Russian Regional Jet.
The company has also set up various affiliates in the region, including design companies like Snecma Aerospace India in Bangalore and industrial partnerships for the local manufacture of parts in China, India and Singapore

Source: Flight Daily News