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Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2007
Total Production: 450
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: General Electric
Parent System: CF6
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1971
Total Production: 5,935
Family Members: CF6-80C2, CF6-80E1 and F103
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Description: The CF6 engine was designed to power commercial airplanes. Its military version, F103 military designation, has been provided to power large military aircraft like KC-10, B-767 AWACS, Air Force One, E-4B and the YAL-1A aircraft. In the early 2000s CF6 family engines have been selected to power KC-767 and A330 tanker/transport aircraft.

The F138-GE-100 is a CF6 variant derived from the CF6-80C2 turbofan engine and intended to power the US Air Force re-engined C-5/C-5M Galaxy strategic transport aircraft. F138 engine focuses on fuel efficiency which, according to the US Air Force, may translate into fuel savings equaling re-engining program cots by 2029. Beginning in 2007 112 C-5A/Bs owned by the US Air Force should be powered by the General Electric F138 engine by 2020. Under the C-5M Super Galaxy modernization program, General Electric would deliver more than 450 CF6/F138 engines to the US Air Force to power 111 C-5Ms beginning in 2010 through 2040 when the aircraft type is expected to enter retirement.

F138-GE-100 Applications

Support Aircraft C-5M Super Galaxy

F138-GE-100 Specifications

Thrust: 63,500 pound (28.8 ton)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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F138-GE-100 News

There are 3 news between
9 Dec 2008 and 6 Aug 2018
Monday, August 6, 2018US Air Force Takes Delivery of 52nd and Final C-5M Super Galaxy Aircraft
Tuesday, September 15, 2009C-5M Super Galaxy Heavylift Airplane Sets World Aviation Records
Tuesday, December 9, 2008US Air Force Takes Delivery of First Fully Modernized C-5M Super Galaxy

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