CFM International has opened a new CFM56 Training Center in Hyderabad, India. This facility, the fourth such engine maintenance training center for CFM56 customers worldwide, has the capacity to train 500 engineers annually and mirrors those in China, France, and the U.S. There are currently more than 500 CFM56 engines in service in India and Southern Asia, including Bangladesh, Bhutan, and Sri Lanka. The first students are scheduled to begin training the week of March 8. The center will provide hands-on courses in line maintenance and borescope inspection for CFM56-7B and CFM56-5B engines, which power Boeing 737 and Airbus A320 aircraft, respectively. The facility will also provide training to students from such nearby regions as the Gulf states, the Middle East, and Far Eastern countries such as Singapore, Malaysia, and the Philippines.