Sat, May 31, 2008
Installed On New Boeing 747-400F
Nippon Cargo Airlines recently took delivery of its first
General Electric CF6-80C2 engines incorporating a new,
high-pressure turbine upgrade.
The turbine upgrade, part of GE's new Tech CF6 program, was
installed in engines for the airline's new Boeing 747-400F
aircraft. Nippon Cargo ordered four 747-400F aircraft, and the
first was delivered today. The remaining three will be delivered
between now and February 2009.
In 2006, GE launched the Tech CF6 program to incorporate
advanced technology into the high-pressure turbine (HPT), combustor
and high-pressure compressor (HPC) areas. The new HPT technologies,
now standard on CF6-80C2 production engines and available as an
upgrade, include airfoil-cooling advancements to enhance
operational reliability and improve fuel burn retention. The
combustor and HPC advancements are also available as an upgrade
option to incorporate into existing CF6-80C2 fleets.
"Nippon Cargo Airlines is a long-standing CF6 customer and a
launch customer for the GEnx-powered Boeing 747-8 aircraft as
well," says Colleen Athans, general manager of the CF6 Project at
GE. "The Tech CF6 upgrade results from GE's continuing R&D
investments and our commitment to infusing the latest technology
into our existing engine lines."
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