DERIVATIVE ENGINES FOR THE 1980'S WILL HELP LIMIT ACQUISITION AND MAINTENANCE COSTS

The General Electric Company is working on improvements to current engines that cover a wide range of thrust sizes and installation characteristics. The CFM56 covers a take-off thrust range of 80,000 to 122,300 newtons. It is an excellent power-plant for re-enginning todays's narrow body aircraft, such as the Boeing 707 and the McDonnell Douglas DC-8 and DC-9, and for installation on new small twins. Improvements on the CF6-6 will develop a thrust of about 178,000-N for new 200-seat trijets and large twins. The CF6-32, a derivative of the CF6-6 engine, provides fuel-efficient power for new generation 150-to 180-seat twins and new 200-seat trijets. It is expected that by 1981 there will be an additional 6% reduction in the amount of fuel burned in todays high bypass turbofans.

  • Corporate Authors:

    International Civil Aviation Organization

    Attn: Document Sales Unit, 999 University Street
    Montreal, PQ  Canada  H3C 5H7
  • Authors:
    • Worsham, J E
  • Publication Date: 1979-4

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 14-17
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00196090
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1979 12:00AM