Today's / American Flt. 587 / Cause of Crash

Formed dual bellows assembly is a critical component in jet engine fuel control systems. Manufactured by Metal Bellows, the product regulates and monitors the flow of fuel to the jet engine on commercial and military aircraft and on helicopters.

Thrust: 40,000 - 72,000 lbs
Found On:
A300, A310, A330,
B767, B747, MD-11,
DC-10, E-4, KC-10,
767 AWACS, Air Force One

The CF6 Family

The GE CF6 family is the cornerstone of the widebody, high bypass ratio turbofan engine business at GE. Over the past 30 years the GE CF6 family of engines has established an impressive operational record. Currently there are 1828 customers, operating 1,700 aircraft, averaging 4,136 departures per day, and racking up an impressive 220 million total flight hours since it entered commercial revenue service in 1971. Our strong and ever growing customer base is testament to GEís ability to design and build engines that exceed our customerís expectations.
Starting in 1971 with the 40,000 lb. thrust CF6-6 and continuing today with our newest, highest thrust CF6 engine, the 72,000 lb. thrust CF6-80E1, more CF6 engines have been produced and have flown more hours than any other high bypass engine family ever produced. This remarkable accomplishment was made possible by GEís constant innovation in bringing new technology to the aviation industry.
But the CF6 engine program is not one to rest on past accomplishments. GE designers and engineers are constantly improving the performance and reliability of this proven industry leader. New technology and materials are being infused into this mature engine line to insure that the CF6 continues to set the pace for engines in its thrust class for years to come.

Engine Summary List

 Type      Aircraft


CF6-50     Airbus A300-B4


CFM56-3     Boeing 737-300/400/500


CFM56-5A     Airbus A320, A319


CFM56-5B     Airbus A321, A320, A319


CFM56-5C     Airbus A340-200/300


CFM56-7     Boeing 737-600/700/800/900

JT8D      Boeing 727, 737, DC-9, MD-80


JT9D      Boeing 747, 767, DC10 Airbus A300, A310


PW 4000     Boeing 747, 767, md11, 777, Airbus A300,

      A310, A300, A330



CF6-80C2     Airbus A300-600, A310 Boeing 747, 767,



PW2040 & RB211-535E4   Boeing 757-200, -300