Influence of Airline Experience on CF6 Engine Design 700289

Experience in the manufacturing, servicing, and support of General Electric's current engines in commercial airline service and the high degree of contact and close working relations with airline engineering and maintenance personnel during the design and development phase of the CF6 engine (powerplant for the McDonnell Douglas DC-10) have had a significant impact on the design and installation configuration of the engine. This has resulted in the incorporation of many features to improve maintainability, parts repair and reliability, and operational performance such as line maintenance and dispatch reliability.


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