CF6-80C2 in LOT Polish Airlines 767 Fleet Approaching 26,000 Hours Without A Shop Visit
WARSAW, Poland - In June, a CF6-80C2 engine in service on a LOT Polish Airlines 767-200 extended-range aircraft will surpass 26,000 hours without a shop visit.
The GE engine, which is still on wing, has logged more than 25,900 hours without a shop visit. The engine was delivered in early 1989 to LOT on the twin-engine Boeing aircraft, the first GE-powered 767 for an Eastern European airline.
"This achievement reflects LOT's outstanding maintenance team and engine monitoring system," said Muhammed Al-Lamadani, general manager for sales for Eastern Europe at GE Aircraft Engines (GEAE). "The LOT operation of its entire CF6-80C2 fleet has been outstanding. The cooperation between LOT and GE is very gratifying and the results speak for themselves."
In 1988, LOT first announced the selection of CF6-80C2 engines for three 767 extended-range aircraft. Since then, the airline and GEAE have teamed on several engine training programs, including visits by LOT managers and maintenance teams to GEAE's world headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.A.
LOT's three GE-powered 767 aircraft have logged more than 150,000 flight hours with extremely high levels of reliability. The airline takes delivery of its fourth GE-powered 767 aircraft today.
The CF6-80C2 engine, with more than 21 million hours of commercial service and a dispatch reliability rate of 99.90 percent, has been selected to power more than 50 percent of the current-generation wide-body aircraft, in service and on order. Nearly 3,000 CF6-80C2 engines have been ordered to power nearly 1,200 firm and option aircraft.