ESC Has Released a New Sound Pack for the CFM56-5B Engines

Engine Sound Creations (ESC) has released a sound pack for the CFM56-5B engines for FS2004 and FSX. These engines are used in many Airbus A320 aircraft.

This Airbus CFM56-5B HD sound pack is highly accurate and realistic – it was recorded from several airlines that use the actual CFM56-5B engines.

ESC Airbus CFM56-5B product artwork.

ESC Airbus CFM56-5B product artwork.

The package features high definition recordings of touchdown and gear sounds, roll sounds, cockpit ambiance, flaps, real autopilot disconnect, and stall warning. The 48 kHz sound quality is top notch, and the package is easy to install.

The CFM56-5B engine

The CFM International CFM56 is a series high-bypass turbofan aircraft engines designed by CFM International. The engines have a thrust range of 80 to 150 kilonewtons (18,000 to 34,000 pounds-force). The CFM56 was first used in 1974, and today, it is one of the common turbofan aircraft engines worldwide. About 20,000 CFM56’s have been built, in four main variants – 4,000 of these are CFM56-5B.

The CFM56-5A and 5B variants are fitted to Airbus A320 series aircraft – they power about 60% of the A318/A319/A320/A321 aircraft ordered.

ESC is well known for their high quality sound packages. Their recent releases include:

  • ERJ Series 2011 Sound Set
  • FS Audio Boost Pro
  • A340 CFM56-5C
  • ESC - Cessna 150 Sound set
  • ESC Environment - Runway Texture Boost Package

The main good points about this sound package are:

  • It is top quality – recorded from CFM56-5B engines
  • If you want to experience the real sounds of the engine – you will not be disappointed.

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Ian Stephens

Ian Stephens

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