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Did GE Propose An Engine For The 757?  
User currently offlineoverloaduk From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2009, 69 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 3521 times:

I was wondering why didn't GE propose and engine for the 757?  

Russ

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User currently onlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 31421 posts, RR: 85
Reply 1, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 3508 times:
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This thread ( GE 757? (by Tolipspu Oct 10 1999 in Civil Aviation) ) implies that Boeing suggested GE instead join with SNECMA and develop the CFM56 family, instead.

User currently online1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6648 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 3490 times:

Didn't GE propose the CF6-32 (stripped down version of the CF6-6) engine for the 757?

[Edited 2010-05-13 09:34:02]


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User currently offlineoverloaduk From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2009, 69 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 3442 times:

Thanks for that link i did a search but cam up with nothing

User currently offlineAirbusA6 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 2037 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 3442 times:

Quoting Stitch (Reply 1):
This thread ( GE 757? (by Tolipspu Oct 10 1999 in Civil Aviation) ) implies that Boeing suggested GE instead join with SNECMA and develop the CFM56 family, instead.

The CFM56, what a flop that turned out to be  (irony mode)

GE and RR had a deal in the 80s, so that RR assembled some CF6s, and GE assembled some RB211-535s, so some GE assembled engines did power the 757, just not their own design!



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User currently offlineWA707atMSP From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 2264 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 3210 times:

Quoting 1337Delta764 (Reply 2):
Didn't GE propose the CF6-32 (stripped down version of the CF6-6) engine for the 757?

GE offered the CF6-32, but it was only chosen by Transbrasil and Aloha Airlines. GE hoped to sell the -32 to DL and AA; the -32 would have had some commonality with the CF6-50s chosen by both airlines to power their 767-200s. However, both DL and AA chose the PW2037 instead of the CF6-32.

After losing the DL and AA orders, GE cancelled development of the CF6-32.

Of course, Transbrasil and Aloha cancelled their 757 orders before delivery. AA also cancelled their original 757 order, and when AA ultimately purchased the 757 in the late 1980s, they chose RB211s in lieu of the PW 2037s AA had chosen when they first ordered the 757 in 1981.

I've seen artists conceptions of the 757 in AQ's late 1970s "flower power" scheme - it sure would have been a nice looking airplane!



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User currently online1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6648 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 3196 times:

Quoting WA707atMSP (Reply 5):
GE hoped to sell the -32 to DL and AA; the -32 would have had some commonality with the CF6-50s chosen by both airlines to power their 767-200s.

The 762 was never offered with the CF6-50; I assume you meant the CF6-80A.

[Edited 2010-05-13 10:50:55]


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