German airline TUIfly and CFM International have achieved a new first-run time-on-wing world record set by a CFM56-7B engine powering one of the airline’s Boeing 737-800s originally delivered in 1999. The engine logged more than 50,000 hours without a shop visit. “This record is a remarkable achievement,” said Friedrich Keppler, TUIfly managing director. “To put this in perspective it is equivalent to driving your car for 16 years with nothing more than oil changes and tune ups; or flying 20 million miles with no engine removals.”
A CFM56-7B powering a Boeing Next-Generation 737 for German holiday airline TUIfly has logged more than 40,000 hours on wing without a single removal, setting anew record for this engine model. The engine, which also powers the BBJ, was installed in February 1999 and has logged 40,654 flight hours and more than 14,000 flight cycles.