Tue, Aug 14, 2007
High-Flying Turbofan Powers Over 140 Aircraft
GE Aircraft Engines tells ANN the
enginemaker's CF6-80E1 turbofan has completed one million
takeoffs/landings or cycles, a significant milestone in an engine's
life. The turbofan, designed specifically for the Airbus A330-200
and -300 aircraft, powers more than 140 aircraft in operation today
for 18 operators around the world.
The one million cycles milestone was achieved in June.
"Since entering service in 1994, the CF6-80E1 engine has proven
to be extremely reliable for our customers, and we are very excited
to celebrate the one million cycles achievement," said Colleen
Athans, general manager of the CF6 Program for GE.
GE says the CF6 engine has been among the most utilized and
reliable jet engines, powering more than 10 models of widebody
The engine has compiled more than 300 million flight-hours in
service with more than 250 customers worldwide.
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