By Bjorn Fehrm
September 22, 2022, © Leeham News: With the introduction of the High Bypass engine for the Boeing 747, Douglas DC-10, and Lockheed Tristar, it was obvious Pratt & Whitney’s low bypass engines on the Boeing 707, 727, 737, and Douglas DC-8, -9 should be attacked with a new High Bypass engine in this thrust class.
French Snecma and GE teamed up to break Pratt & Whitney’s monopoly of the jet engine market outside the widebodies. The CFM56 was born.
Figure 1. The Boeing 737-300, the breakthrough for the CFM56 engine. Source; Wikipedia.
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Category: Airbus, Boeing, GE Aviation, International Aero Engines, Pratt & Whitney, Premium, Rolls-Royce, United Technologies
Tags: 737-300, A319, A320, A321, CFM International, CFM56, IAE V2500
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