Aer Lingus achieves 1 million flight hours with CF6-80E1 engine power
July 10, 2012FARNBOROUGH AIR SHOW - GE and Aer Lingus, the national
airline of Ireland, are celebrating one million flight hours for its
CF6-80E1-powered Airbus A330 aircraft."Aer Lingus was the second customer to operate CF6-80E1-powered Airbus
A330s, and the first A330 ETOPS operator. We are happy to be celebrating
its one million flight hour milestone with one of our first customers,"
said Chuck Williams, general manager of the CF6 Program at GE Aviation.
"The CF6 engines have a long history of outstanding performance and
reliability. This milestone further proves the engine's dependability and
makes us confident as we look forward to many more flying hours with Aer
Lingus in the years to come."Aer Lingus began operating its first CF6-80E1-powered A330-200 aircraft in
1994 and has 14 CF6-80E1 engines installed on its A330 aircraft in
operation today. Along with its CF6 engine fleet, Aer Lingus also operates
CFM56-powered A320s to make its entire 43 aircraft fleet powered by GE and
CFM International engines. CFM International is a 50/50 joint venture
between GE and Snecma (Safran group).Source: General Electric Company Posted by: just4airlines.com at 1304h UTC Jul 10, 2012