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General Electric CF6

The Engine Specifications (CF6-50)
 
The CF6 high-bypass turbofan was based on the TF39 and was designed to power the McDonnell Douglas DC-10 and Lockheed L-1011.  The DC-10 was launched with the CF6; however, the Lockheed went with the Rolls-Royce RB.211.

In production since 1971, the CF6 is used to power many of today's large commercial aircraft.  The CF6 is known as the F103 by the U.S. military.

Turbofan
single-stage fan
Compressor: 3-stage LP, 14-stage HP
Turbine: 4-stage LP, 2-stage HP
Mass flow: 1,300 lbs/sec
Pressure ratio: 29 - 30
 
Models Used by
 
CF6-6: 41,500 lb (185 kN) thrust
CF6-50: 51,500-54,000 lb (229-240 kN) thrust
CF6-80: 48,000-69,800 lb (213-310 kN) thrust
Airbus A300/A310/A330
Boeing 747
Boeing 767
Boeing YC-14
Douglas DC-10/KC-10
Lockheed C-5 Galaxy
McDonnell Douglas MD-11
 
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