The CFM56 engine family includes five different models covering the thrust range from 18,500 to 34,000 lbf. CFM56 engines equip Airbus A320 twinjets, the first generation of A340-200/-300 long-haul transports and both the standard and next-generation Boeing 737s. With a backlog of nearly 14,000 orders from about 300 different customers, the CFM56 is the hottest selling engine in the commercial transport market.

The engine is produced in a cooperative 50-50 venture of GE and France's Safran Aircraft Engines.

CFM56-2, CFM56-3, CFM56-5B, and CFM56-7B MRO at MTU Maintenance
The CFM56-2 is maintained at MTU Maintenance Canada, the CFM56-3 is maintained at MTU Maintenance Canada and at MTU Maintenance Zhuhai, the CFM56-5B at MTU Maintenance Zhuhai. The CFM56-7B is supported by MTU Maintenance Hannover and by MTU Maintenance Zhuhai.

Overview of maintenance capabilities

  • Customised service packages and individual repair solutions
  • Modification, retrofitting, repair and overhaul
  • State-of-the-art repair service for entire engines, and comprehensive parts repair
  • Innovative high-tech repair processes 
  • On-wing support
  • 24/365 AOG hotline and spare parts provisioning in AOG emergencies
  • Engine condition and trend monitoring
  • Engineering support
  • Lease engines 
  • 1st run warranty repairs




  • Two-shaft turbofan
  • Single-stage high-pressure turbine
  • Four-stage low-pressure turbine


  • Maintenance, repair and overhaul at MTU Maintenance Hannover, MTU Maintenance Canada and MTU Maintenance Zhuhai


  • Boeing 737
  • Airbus A320
  • Airbus A340-200/-300

Technical Data

Max. thrust104.5 kN
Pressure ratio25.2:1
Length2,365 mm
Diameter1,600 mm
Weight1,951 kg

Sales Contact

Andreas Kalina
Europe / Africa
Phone: +49 511 7806-2533
Phone: +49 511 7806-2533
Christoph Heck
South and North America
Phone: +49 511 7806-2621
Phone: +49 511 7806-2621
Jan Steenbock
Far East
Phone: +49 511 7806-4221
Phone: +49 511 7806-4221
Sami Ben-Kraiem
Middle East & Southeast Asia
Phone: +49 511 7806-4465
Phone: +49 511 7806-4465
AOG Hotline
Phone: +49 171 431 4333
Phone: +49 171 431 4333