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  • GE, Snecma Won't Compete for MRO Work on New Engine
    Posted by Frank Jackman 12:42 PM on Jul 13, 2008

    After years of competing for aftermarket work on their popular CFM56 engine line, CFM International partners GE and Snecma said Sunday that they will play nice when it comes to supporting the LEAP-X engine the plan to certify by 2016. In announcing that they have extended their CFM partnership deal until 2040, GE and Snecma parent SAFRAN Group said the new deal provides for integrated service offerings for their future engines, starting with the LEAP-X. The partners will split MRO work on the new engine on a 50/50 basis, but will remain competitors in the CFM56 aftermarket. In addition to removing a source tension between the partners, the decision to offer integrated services packages when signing new engine deals with airlines eliminates a competitive disadvantage CFMI had relative to other engine OEMs. Rolls-Royce, GE and Pratt & Whitney offer integrated services plans on most of their engines. CFM recently began doing so on a case by case basis, but relatively few customers have opted for the packages.

    Tags: om99, farnblog, GE, Snecma, CFM

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