CFM International CFM56-2 Turbofan Engine

The CFM56-2 high bypass ratio turbofan engine is produce by CFN International, a joint international company formed by General Electric of the U.S. and SNECMA of France. The CFM56 engine was initially intended to replace older turbojet engines of the 89-kilogram (20,000-pound) thrust class to provide quiet, efficient, and environmentally acceptable power for transport aircraft.

Engines of this family are used on both civil and military aircraft. Civil types include Boeing 737s and Airbus Industrie A320s and A340s. CFM56s are also used on as replacement engines on older civil aircraft, such as the DC-8-70, and on such military aircraft as the Boeing KC-135R. The engine on exhibit was for flight qualification testing on a McDonnell Douglas DC-8-70 in 1981.

Gift of CFM International, Inc.

Physical Description:
Weight: 2,102 kg (4,635 lb)

Country of Origin
United States of America
France

Manufacturer
CFM International, Inc.

Date
1981

Location
National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC
Exhibition
Jet Aviation

Type
PROPULSION-Turbines (Jet)

Materials
Metal
Dimensions
Diameter 182.9 cm (72.0 in.), Length 243.8 cm (96.0 in.)

The CFM56-2 high bypass ratio turbofan engine is produce by CFN International, a joint international company formed by General Electric of the U.S. and SNECMA of France. The CFM56 engine was initially intended to replace older turbojet engines of the 89-kilogram (20,000-pound) thrust class to provide quiet, efficient, and environmentally acceptable power for transport aircraft.

Engines of this family are used on both civil and military aircraft. Civil types include Boeing 737s and Airbus Industrie A320s and A340s. CFM56s are also used on as replacement engines on older civil aircraft, such as the DC-8-70, and on such military aircraft as the Boeing KC-135R. The engine on exhibit was for flight qualification testing on a McDonnell Douglas DC-8-70 in 1981.

Gift of CFM International, Inc.

Physical Description:
Weight: 2,102 kg (4,635 lb)

Country of Origin
United States of America
France

Manufacturer
CFM International, Inc.

Date
1981

Location
National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC
Exhibition
Jet Aviation

Type
PROPULSION-Turbines (Jet)

Materials
Metal
Dimensions
Diameter 182.9 cm (72.0 in.), Length 243.8 cm (96.0 in.)

ID: A19900042000