CFM International (CFM) was formed as a 50/50 joint company between Snecma of France and General Electric of the United States in mid-1974. Today, CFM is the world’s leading supplier of commercial transport aircraft engines and the best example of a successful international joint venture.
Since the first engine was delivered in 1982, CFM has received orders for more than 40,000 CFM56 and LEAP engines from 550 operators worldwide, of which more than 29,000 CFM56 engines have been delivered.
In addition to the highly successful CFM56 product line, CFM is developing the LEAP engine to power the Airbus A320neo, the Boeing 737 MAX, and COMAC’s C919. To date, CFM has garnered orders for nearly 10,000 LEAP engines.
The LEAP-1A engine, which was jointly certified by the U.S. FAA and Europe’s EASA in November 2015, is on track to enter commercial service in 2016. The LEAP-1B is on track for joint certification this year and entry into service in 2017. The engine will deliver a 15 percent improvement in fuel efficiency along with significant reductions in noise and emissions signatures. All of this while maintaining CFM’s industry-leading reliability and overall cost of ownership.
The agreement that established CFM calls for the two parent companies to share everything equally, from design and development to production and support. Final engine assembly is performed both at GE facilities in the U.S. and Snecma facilities in France.
The CFM partnership agreement, originally signed in September 1974, has been extended to the year 2040.
SITA is the world's leading specialist in air transport communications and IT solutions. SITA delivers and manages business solutions for airlines, airports, GDSs, governments and other customers over the world’s most extensive network, which forms the communications backbone of the global air transport industry.
SITA’s portfolio includes managed global communications, infrastructure and outsourcing services, as well as services for airline commercial management and passenger operations, flight operations, aircraft operations and air-to-ground communications, airport management and operations, baggage operations, transportation security and border management, cargo operations and more.
With a customer service team of over 2,000 staff around the world, SITA invests significantly in achieving best-in-class customer service, providing integrated local and global support for both its communications and IT application services.
SITA has two main subsidiaries: SITA OnAir, which is the leading provider of in-flight connectivity and connected aircraft solutions, and CHAMP Cargosystems, the world's only IT company dedicated solely to air cargo. SITA also operates a joint venture, Aviareto, which provides aircraft asset management to the air transport community.
SITA’s global reach is based on local presence, as one of world's most international companies. With a presence at more than 1,000 airports around the world, SITA provides a unique service to its 430 air transport industry members and 2,800 customers in more than 200 countries. Set up in 1949 with 11 member airlines, SITA today employs people of more than 140 nationalities, speaking over 60 different languages. SITA had consolidated revenues of US$1.7 billion in 2014.
Tampa International Airport is the premier gateway to the treasures of Florida’s West Coast. Serving a metropolitan area of almost 3 million people and annually welcoming 19 million passengers, TPA provides access to the country’s best beaches, Florida’s ample tourism hotspots and one of the fastest-growing economies in the U.S. TPA currently offers more than 80 nonstop flights to destinations around the world including Frankfurt, Zurich, Panama City and London. TPA is one of the world’s most loved airports with a track record of recognition from the public as well as trade publications and groups.
Building on a longstanding track record of success, TPA is nearing completion largest construction project in the history of the airport. With an investment of nearly $1 billion, TPA is expanding the airport’s main terminal by 50,000 square feet, constructing a state of the art rental car facility and connecting them with a brand new 1.4 mile people mover. At the same time, TPA is adding local flavor and supporting Tampa Bay Area businesses in a complete overhaul of the airport’s concessions program.
Since opening in 1971 with a revolutionary and oft-copied design, TPA has been, and remains, America’s Favorite Airport. Today’s efforts ensure it will remain there for generations to come.