robffm2 From Germany, joined Dec 2006, 1115 posts, RR: 0 Posted (3 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 4893 times:
Obviously this is a great achievement and I remember the thread about LH's 747 also achieving more than 100,000 in flight hours (1year and 9 months ago!).
From the press release: Lufthansa Technik and GE today celebrate a new flight hour record for GE’s CF6-80C2B1F turbofan engine powering Boeing 747-400 aircraft around the world. The first engines of its type operated by Deutsche Lufthansa and maintained by Lufthansa Technik have now surpassed the outstanding record of 100,000 flight hours.
na From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10654 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (3 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4330 times:
Thats quite an achievement, LHs technicians and of cause GE have done an outstanding job here.
Quoting Someone83 (Reply 1): But how many and which of LHs 744 has passet 100.000 hours?
In a list from earlier this year there were ca. half a dozen 744s which had passed that mark, D-ABVB, VC among them. I guess there are about 10 now with are above 100.000. I dont have that list at hand at the moment but we´re talking about the oldest fleet members here, 1989 and 1990 deliveries. VA was delivered later than VB and should have crossed that mark as well now.
columba From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 7057 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (3 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 4012 times:
Quoting desediez (Reply 3): There are now 11 which have passed 100.000 hrs (VA,VB,VC,VD,VE,VF,VH,VK,TB,TC,TD) and 6 more (VL,VM,TA,TE,TF,TH) above 97.000 hrs (one of them parked since one year) ...
D-ABVC which was the first to achiev that milestone will also be the first to crack the 110.000 hrs. Only abt 600 hrs left...
Now I understand the joke of the Boeing mechanics at LH Technik that they prefer to work on real planes instead of an "Airbus"..... the technicians really do a great job.
Also no wonder that LH has ordered the 747-8I after that great experience with both the 747 and GE.
If LH orders the 787 it will interesting to see whether they order the Trent Version or the GENx. I would bet on the latter
It will forever be a McDonnell Douglas MD 80 , Boeing MD 80 sounds so wrong