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GE's CF6-80C2 engine marks 150 million flight-hours

GE Aviation is celebrating 150 million flight-hours on the CF6-80C2 engine fleet.

"We are proud to celebrate this significant achievement that was made possible by our CF6-80C2 customers," said Colleen Athans, general manager for the CF6 program. "The engine has consistently demonstrated the lowest specific fuel consumption of any commercial engine in its thrust class, and our new Tech CF6 program offers new advanced technologies to further improve the engine's fuel burn retention and operational reliability and lower our customers' cost of ownership."

The CF6-80C2 engine entered service in October 1985 and has become the most popular CF6 engine model, with more than 3,700 engines in operation with more than 140 customers. The CF6-80C2 engine powers the Boeing 747, 767 and MD-11 aircraft as well as the Airbus A300 and A310 aircraft.

In 2006, GE launched the Tech CF6 program, which incorporates advanced technology into the high-pressure turbine (HPT), combustor and high-pressure compressor (HPC) areas. The new HPT technologies include airfoil-cooling advancements that are now standard on all new CF6-80C2 production engines. The combustor and HPC advancements are available as an upgrade option to incorporate into existing CF6-80C2 fleets.

GE's CF6 engines have been among the most utilized and reliable in the industry. Powering more than 10 models of wide-body aircraft, the engine family has established an unparalleled record of reliability and has compiled more than 325 million flight-hours in service with more than 260 customers worldwide.

Press release issued by GE Aircraft Engines on September 10, 2008


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