At the 25-Year Milestone, Demand Continues for the CF6-80C2 Engine
LE BOURGET -- The CF6-80C2 engine has entered its 26th year of production, continuing to meet the demand for orders that currently run to the year 2014 for commercial aircraft such as the Boeing 767 and to 2020 for military applications such as the Lockheed Martin C-5M Super Galaxy transport.
Since its introduction, more than 3,600 CF6-80C2 engines have entered service, powering Airbus A300 and A310 and Boeing MD-11, 747 and 767 aircraft of 142 operators worldwide. The 767 aircraft include commercial carriers plus the 767 Global Tanker/Transport and the 767 AWACS (Airborne Warning and Control System) aircraft. CF6-80C2 engines also power Japan's C-X Transport.
Over the span of 25 years, CF6-80C2 engines have established an outstanding departure reliability record of 99.82% while amassing more than 178 million flight-hours. (To reach 178 million flight-hours, one twin-engine aircraft would need to fly continuously for 10,160 years.)
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