From its creation in 1974, CFM has become the undisputed world leader for aircraft engines with close to 380 customers / operators worldwide . Since its creation, CFM International has delivered over 13,500 engines, with an order book reaching 20,000 engines. The current CFM engine fleet flies more than 2,5 million hours each month. Last June, a CFM 56-3 engine reached 40,000 hours without a removal on a Malev 737-300 aircraft, establishing a world record in the hightly-prized high-cycle operation category.
The first A-318 aircraft is currently flying with CFM 56-5B engines and was delivered to Frontier Airlines early July 2003.