sdq777
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Why no GE CF6-32 on 757s?

Wed Jun 10, 2009 2:28 am

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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RE: GE CF6-32

Wed Jun 10, 2009 5:19 am

From Wiki

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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.





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

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RE: Why No GE CF6-32 On 757s?

Wed Jun 10, 2009 4:02 pm

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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RE: Why No GE CF6-32 On 757s?

Thu Jun 11, 2009 3:33 am



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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RE: Why No GE CF6-32 On 757s?

Wed Jul 01, 2009 2:05 am

Oh this is a great story.

You should appeal to ex-GE or ex-RR folk to tell it.
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RE: Why No GE CF6-32 On 757s?

Wed Jul 01, 2009 6:59 am

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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