Niche Numbers Belie CF6-80A’s MRO Prospects

CF6-80A-/A2-powered airliner
The downturn in passenger aircraft operations and a simultaneous boost to e-commerce have combined to make the aging fleet of CF6-80A-/A2-powered airliners integral to its operators.
Credit: Joe Pries
Potentially lucrative aftermarket opportunities are usually linked to metrics that highlight growth, such as an expanding fleet population or an imminent wave of overhauls. In the case of aircraft powered by the General Electric CF6-80A turbofan, however, the opposite is true: A small fleet that...

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