CFM International has been awarded a contract to deliver one CFM56-7B27AE engine for the U.S. Navy’s P-8 Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft.
The contract modification, valued around $12.5 million, was awarded by the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) to exercise an option for a previously awarded firm-fixed price contract.
The contract work will be performed in Villaroche, France (55 percent); and Durham, North Carolina (45 percent) and is expected to be completed in September 2018.
CFM56 (U.S. military designation F108) is a family of high-bypass turbofan aircraft engines, developed by CFM International, with a thrust range of 18,500 to 34,000 pounds-force (82 to 150 kilonewtons).
CFM International is a joint venture between GE Aviation, a division of General Electric of the United States and Safran Aircraft Engines, a division of Safran of France.