“GE Aviation and Safran launched CFM RISE, next step towards sustainable engines”# News
GE Aviation and Safran launched CFM RISE, a bold technology development program targeting more than 20 percent lower fuel consumption and CO2 emissions compared to today’s engines. This program will demonstrate and mature a range of new, disruptive technologies for future engines that could enter service by the mid-2030s. GE and Safran also signed an agreement extending the CFM International 50/50 partnership to the year 2050, declaring their intent to lead the way for more sustainable aviation in line with the industry’s commitment to halve CO2 emissions by 2050.
Central to the program is state-of-the-art propulsive efficiency for the engine, including developing an open fan architecture. This is a key enabler to achieving significantly improved fuel efficiency while delivering the same speed and cabin experience as current single-aisle aircraft. The program will also use hybrid electric capability to optimize engine efficiency while enabling electrification of many aircraft systems.