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Why no GE CF6-32 on 757s?  
User currently offlineSdq777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 58 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 6214 times:

I was curious as to why GE didn't install the CF6 engine on the 757 aircraft. Some of the A300's, 747's, and DC-10's have them. Any feedback would be great.

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User currently offlineCCA From Australia, joined Oct 2002, 928 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 6179 times:

From Wiki

The CF6-32 was intended to be a stripped-down version of the CF6-80 for the Boeing 757. It was never launched due to lack of interest from airlines following the success of the PW2000 and RB211-535 engines.


Why Did The GE CF6-32 Engine Fail? (by 1337Delta764 Mar 30 2006 in Civil Aviation)

[Edited 2009-06-09 22:26:21]

User currently offlineEA772LR From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2838 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 6071 times:
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I wonder if there is info available as to why the airlines showed no interest in the CF6? It would have certainly been interesting had the CF6 joined the PW2000/RB211.

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User currently offlineJetlagged From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 2620 posts, RR: 25
Reply 3, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 5954 times:

Quoting Sdq777 (Thread starter):
Some of the A300's, 747's, and DC-10's have them. Any feedback would be great.

Those aircraft have CF6-50 engines, not CF6-32s. The CF6-32 never went into production. I can't answer why the CF6-32 engine didn't get any orders, maybe the economics just weren't competitive.

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User currently offlineJetlife2 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 222 posts, RR: 25
Reply 4, posted (6 years 11 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 5465 times:

Oh this is a great story.

You should appeal to ex-GE or ex-RR folk to tell it.

User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31875 posts, RR: 54
Reply 5, posted (6 years 11 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 5400 times:

I guess the success of the P&W2000 & RB211-535 series did not require a third alternative.
Anyone aware of the theoritical details of the CF6-32 in comparism to the former two powerplants?

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