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Who makes the F108 engine?


Who makes the F108 engine?

CFM International CFM56
The CFM International CFM56 engine is a high-bypass, two-shaft turbofan produced by an international consortium made up of General Electric in the United States and Safran Aircraft Engines in France.

How much does an F108 engine cost?

CFM International CFM56 (F108)

Engine Type: Two-Spool High-Bypass Turbofan Engine
Applications: C-40 Clipper; Boeing 737 AEW&C P-8A Poseidon; KC-135/RC-135; E-6B Mercury
Status: In Production
Manufacturer: General Electric Co. and Safran
Price/Unit Cost: CFM56-2A2: $8.75 million (in 2015)

How much horsepower does a CFM56 engine have?

With a thrust rating of between 31,200 and 34,000 lbf (139 kN and 151 kN), the CFM56-5C series is the most powerful of the CFM56 family. It powers Airbus’ long-range A340-200 and -300 airliners, and entered service in 1993.

How many fan blades does a 737 have?

One of the engine’s 24 fan blades had broken due to fatigue, NTSB investigators found. The spinning blade had careened into the front inlet where air flows into the engine. Most of the inlet broke off, spitting debris into the Boeing 737 jet’s fuselage, wing and horizontal stabilizer.

When is the F108 engine going to be retired?

The AFLCMC has $8.7 billion worth of engines with $622 million spent annually through 120 programmed overhauls. The proposed retirement date for this engine is 2046. The F108 engine has added reliability and sustainability to a fleet of aging aircraft while lowering the overall operating costs and increasing capability to the warfighter.

Why is the F108 engine important to the DoD?

DOD considers the F108 to be part of a family of engines whose combined in-house support provides important synergy of expertise, equipment, and facilities for the DOD core capability. Thus, in the past DOD has concluded that the F108 should be maintained in DOD facilities.

Is the CFM56 a replacement for the F108?

About the F108/CFM56: LEAP is the replacement engine for the CFM56. The changeover to production of LEAP engines is currently in progress. The CFM56 has contributed significantly to the design of the LEAP engine by driving reliability and maintenance cost design practices. CFM expects to produce more than 2,000 LEAP engines annually by 2020.

When was the F108 engine made at Tinker?

The Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center at Tinker Air Force Base assumed responsibility for the F108 engine program in June 1980 in the initial planning stages for the re-engining of the KC-135. The first KC-135s were re-engined in 1984 and are also used on RC-135 reconnaissance aircraft for the Air Force and E-6Bs for the Navy.