LEAP, the successor to the CFM56

This new engine is the LEAP (Leading Edge Aviation Propulsion)! Successor to the CFM56,
it is now under development by Snecma and GE Aviation. The LEAP offers such outstanding performance versus today's engines that it is already the best-selling engine under development in history, two years before entering revenue service. Airlines and operators from around the world have already placed over 8,400 orders and commitments for LEAP engines, which will power their upcoming Boeing 737 MAX, Airbus A320neo and Comac C919 single-aisle jets. CFM's share of the mainline jet market is set to increase, given current predictions for traffic growth and fleet replacement needs. Requirements in the single-aisle commercial jet segment will double in the next 20 years, which means more than 22,000 new airplanes to be delivered… and billions more passengers for the air transport industry.
Safran is also a player in the business jet market, with the new Silvercrest® engine being developed by Snecma for super-midsize jets. Drawing on state-of-the-art commercial and military engine technologies, this new-generation engine will easily power non-stop Paris-Beijing or Los Angeles-London flights, for instance. The Silvercrest® has already been chosen by Dassault Aviation for its Falcon F5X and by Cessna for its Citation Longitude, two high-end bizjets.
Safran engines also power some 20 types of military aircraft in 30 countries. Our engines for the Rafale and Mirage 2000 fighters have become global benchmarks. Safran also supplies the TP400 engine for the Airbus A400M military transport, via the European consortium Europrop International: the TP400 is the most powerful turboprop engine in the West, developing some 11,600 shaft horsepower. We are also a partner in FCAS (Future Combat Air System), a French-British program to develop a new-generation combat drone.