Air France is the launch of the new GE CF6-80E1A3. This new version of the CF6 is the highest in term of thurst (72,000 pounds)
and incorporatesa new high-pressure turbine (HPT).
AF chosed the GE as it is already a great customer of the company (= discount) and operates the CF6 on all 747s (except -100s to be retired very soon).
The deal is valued to $250 million.