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  • What Does CFM Stand For?
    Posted by O & M 8:41 PM on May 08, 2007

    I've heard the question asked in the past: What does the CFM in CFM56 for? I had been told previously that CFM doesn't stand for anything, but yesterday in Cincinnati during a CFM media briefing I learned that's not true. According to CFM, The Power of Flight by Gerard Maoui in collaboration with Andre Breand, CFM is the combination of CF, "which is General Electric jargon" for commercial fan, and M, the first letter of Mars, the Roman god of war. CFM partner Snecma uses the letter M on all of its military engines (such as M88) and draft projects. The "56" means that the CFM56 was the 56th engine project since the founding of Snecma in 1947. CFM International is a 50/50 joint venture of GE and Snecma.

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