GE-Powered MD-11ER Enters Service With Garuda
JAKARTA, Indonesia - Garuda Indonesia's first McDonnell Douglas extended- range MD-11ER twinjet aircraft, powered by General Electric CF6-80C2 engines, is scheduled to arrive tomorrow at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport.
Garuda, which currently flies six conventional CF6-80C2-powered MD-11 aircraft, is to take delivery of two more MD-11ER aircraft in 1997. The Garuda fleet also includes Boeing 747-400 quadjets powered by CF6-80C2 engines and Boeing 737-300, -400, and -500 twinjets powered by CFM56-3 engines. CFM56 engines are produced by CFM International, a 50/50 joint company of Snecma of France and GE.
During 25 years of service, GE's CF6 engine family has accumulated more than 145 million flight hours powering wide-body aircraft for more than 150 airline customers worldwide.
The top-selling CF6-80C2 engine, which has accumulated more than 30 million flight hours since entry into service in 1984, maintains a remarkable dispatch reliability rate of 99.94 percent.