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Old 29th Apr 2019, 23:01
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Originally Posted by 86583 View Post
3C engine in service with Malev has just established a new all-time world record for initial time on wing. Earlier this month, the engine reached 40, 538 hours and 17,405 cycles without a single shop visit, surpassing the previous record of 40,531 hours set in 2000.

CFM56-3 engines are part of the best-selling CFM56 engine family, which is produced by CFM International (CFM), a 50/50 joint company between Snecma Moteurs (Safran Group) and General Electric Company.

The engine was part of the original installation on a new Boeing 737-500 delivered to Hapag-Lloyd in December 1990; Malev has been leasing the aircraft since 1999. During its in-service life, the engine has undergone routine inspections but has remained trouble free. Malev plans to remove the engine for overhaul in September, so the ultimate record will be established at that time.
That is definitely impressive, but no doubt it had a big assist from the rather sizeable derate the CFM56-3 got when installed on a 737-500. IIRC Max takeoff on the 737-500 was less than max climb on a -400.

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Old 29th Apr 2019, 23:53
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Originally Posted by tdracer View Post
That is definitely impressive, but no doubt it had a big assist from the rather sizeable derate the CFM56-3 got when installed on a 737-500. IIRC Max takeoff on the 737-500 was less than max climb on a -400.
I've seen a number of CFM56-5B3 (33k rating) on A321 with 40k+ FH, some even close to 45k - first run without shop visits.
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Old 30th Apr 2019, 09:35
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Didnít Malev stop flying in 2012?
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Old 30th Apr 2019, 10:02
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Thought this was impressive for an A320
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Old 30th Apr 2019, 12:38
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Originally Posted by pennypitstop22 View Post
Didnít Malev stop flying in 2012?
Yes. It's actually a quote from a 2003 CFM press release: https://www.cfmaeroengines.com/press...-time-on-wing/

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Old 1st May 2019, 17:05
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Highest time airframe ever?

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Old 2nd May 2019, 04:47
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Originally Posted by Supermattt View Post
I flew on DC-3 N136PB between Key West and Marathon Key Florida in the 1980s as a kid. Just me, my brother, the pilot, co-pilot and one air stewardess on board. We sat in the cockpit as they started up and were allowed to sit anywhere we liked for the flight. It's one of my best memories ever. The pilots were aware the it was the highest time airframe and delighted us with the notion that it broke a new record every time it flew (and so we broke a record!).

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