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Engine Specifications Objectives


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Given an objective exercise, you will be able to: Identify the location of the identification data plate Identify the identification data plate and engine specifications Identify the purpose of the identification data plate and engine specifications

Overview The engine specifications for the CF6-80E1 engine consist of


the following information:

Application Ratings Dimensions Engine safety hazards Ground transportation requirements

Each engine has an engine identification data plate that indicates the ratings and other information for that engine. In this lesson, you will learn about the identification and purpose of different engine specifications. You will also learn about the identification, location, and purpose of the engine identification data plate.

Purpose The engine specifications show the dimensions of the engine. The
applications identify the aircraft that are powered by the CF6-80E1 engine. The ratings indicate the thrust developed by the engine. The engine safety hazards show the areas that should be avoided when working close to an operating engine. Information about the ground transportation requirements helps to avoid damage to the engine and injury to the personnel during transportation.

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Application
The CF6-80E1 engine is available in the following variants:

CF6-80E1A1 CF6-80E1A2 CF6-80E1A3 CF6-80E1A4

These variants are installed on the following types of aircraft:


CF6-80E1A1 - Airbus A330-300 CF6-80E1A2 - Airbus A330-300 CF6-80E1A3 - Airbus A330-200 CF6-80E1A4 - Airbus A330-200

Ratings

Identification Data Plate


Location: The identification data plate is on the lower left-hand side of the aft fan case at the 8:30 position. Identification: The identification data plate is a metal plate with a redcolored background and with text boxes for recording engine-related information. Purpose: The identification data plate serves as a single source of important engine information. This engine information includes the following data:

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Type certificate no. Production certificate number Model number Serial number Configuration type Take-off thrust rating Maximum continuous thrust rating Service bulletin numbers Date of manufacturing Status of EPA compliance

Specifications

Engine Safety Hazards


Location: The engine safety hazards are areas that are specified on the inlet and exhaust sides of an installed engine. Identification: These hazard areas are designated as follows:

Inlet suction danger area Exhaust wake danger area

However, personnel can approach an operating engine at minimum ground idle thrust using a specified

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area called the Entry Corridor Safety zone. For more information on these areas and the precautions that need to be taken when working close to a running engine, refer to the Aircraft Maintenance Manual. Purpose: The engine safety hazard areas help to prevent injury to personnel and damage to the engine and the aircraft.

Ground Transportation Requirements


Identification: The CF6-80E1 engine can be transported as a complete engine assembly or as separate subassemblies or as individual modules by ground, air, or sea transportation. Note: GE Aircraft Engines does not recommend shipment of the engine by rail. When transporting the engine, great care must be taken about the following:

The shipping stand must meet GEAE specification M50TF1338. Proper tie-down techniques must be used. Minimum clearances between the engine, stand and the trailer bed must be maintained. When transporting by ground, vehicles with shock and vibration absorbing systems should be used.

Purpose: The ground transportation requirements help to prevent damage to the engine and injury to personnel during transportation.

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Engine Modules Objectives


Given an objective exercise, you will be able to: Identify the location of the engine modules Identify the engine modules Identify the purpose of the engine modules

Overview

The CF6-80E1 engine is divided into the following modules: Fan module Core module High pressure turbine (HPT) module Low pressure turbine (LPT) module Accessory drive module In this lesson, you will learn about the identification, and purpose of these modules.

location,

Fan Module Location Left Side View Identification

The fan module is installed at the front of the engine, adjacent to the core module. The fan module consists of the following components: Fan blades assembly Low pressure compressor rotor Low pressure compressor stator Fan frame

Purpose

Supplies approximately 80 % of the engine thrust due to the acceleration of the fan bypass airflow Boosts the primary airflow before it enters the high pressure compressor, Houses the A-sump containing nos. 1, 2, and 3 bearings

Core Module Location Left Side View


The core module is installed aft of the fan module, adjacent to the high

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pressure turbine (HPT) module.

Identification
The core module consists of the following components: Compressor rotor Compressor stator Compressor rear frame (CRF) Combustor Stage 1 HPT nozzle

Purpose

The core module supplies approximately 20 % of the engine thrust through the combustion and subsequent acceleration of the core airflow. The core module also provides drive to the accessory gearbox (AGB).

HPT Module Location Left Side View Identification

The HPT module is installed aft of the core module, adjacent to the low pressure turbine (LPT) module. The HPT module consists of the following components: HPT rotor HPT stator

Purpose

The HPT module extracts energy from the hot combustion gases leaving the combustor. This energy is used by the HPT module to drive the HPC.

LPT Module Location Left Side View Identification

The LPT module is installed immediately aft of the HPT module. The LPT module consists of the following components: LPT rotor LPT stator

Purpose

Extracts energy from the exhaust gases leaving the HPT module. This energy is used by the LPT module to drive the fan assembly. Houses the D-sump and contains the No. 6 bearing.

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Accessory Drive Module Location Left Side View


The accessory drive module consists of components that are installed below the core module and inside the fan module.

Identification

The accessory drive module consists of the following components: Inlet gearbox Transfer gearbox Accessory gearbox

Purpose

The accessory drive module receives the driving torque from the compressor and drives the various accessories that are mounted on its forward and rear sides.

Fan Module Objectives


Given an objective exercise, you will be able to:

Identify the location of the components of the fan module Identify the components of the fan module Identify the purpose of the components of the fan module Identify the purpose of the fan module

Overview
The fan module is divided into the following components:

Fan blades assembly Low pressure compressor rotor Low pressure compressor stator Fan frame

In this lesson, you will learn about the location, identification, and purpose of the components of the fan module

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Location Left Side View


The fan module is at the front of the engine. The fan module consists of a number of components that are listed below. The fan blades assembly is installed at the front of the fan module. The LPC rotor is installed aft of the fan blades assembly inside the forward and aft fan cases. The LPC stator is inside the forward and aft fan cases and surrounds the LPC rotor. The fan frame is installed between the LPC and the HPC assemblies.

Purpose

Supplies approximately 80 % of the engine thrust by accelerating the fan bypass airflow Boosts the primary airflow before it enters the high pressure compressor Houses the A-sump containing nos. 1, 2, and 3 bearings

Fan Blades Assembly


Location: The fan blades assembly is installed at the front of the fan module. Identification: The fan blades assembly consists of the following components:

Stage 1 fan disk 34 fan blades

The fan blades are installed on the stage 1 fan disk. Purpose: The fan blades assembly brings in air and accelerates it through the fan duct to produce approximately 80 % of the rated thrust.

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Low Pressure Compressor Rotor


Location: The LPC rotor is installed aft of the fan blades assembly inside the forward and aft fan cases. Identification: The LPC rotor consists of the following components:

Stages 2 to 5 booster spools Stages 2 to 5 blades

Both the spools and the blades are made of titanium. Purpose: The primary function of the LPC rotor is to boost the flow of the fan inlet air into the HPC.

Low Pressure Compressor Stator


Location: The LPC stator is located inside the forward and aft fan cases and surrounds the LPC. Identification: The LPC stator consists of the stages 2 to 5 stator vanes. Purpose: The different stages of the LPC stator make sure that air is sent to the various stages of the LPC rotor at the correct angle.

Fan Frame
Location: The fan frame is installed between the LPC and the HPC assemblies. Identification: The fan frame is a cast titanium unit with a central hub and 12 radial struts.

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Purpose: The fan frame provides the main structural support for the subassemblies of the fan module, core module, accessory drive module, and the forward engine thrust mount. The fan frame also contains air extraction ports and passages for sump

pressurization, core compartment cooling, and active clearance control. A variable bleed valve (VBV) is installed in the fan frame to control the airflow from the LPC rotor to the HPC rotor.

Core Module Objectives


Given an objective exercise, you will be able to:

Identify the location of the components of the core module Identify the components of the core module Identify the purpose of the components of the core module Identify the purpose of the core module

Overview
The core module is divided into the following components:

Compressor rotor Compressor stator Compressor rear frame (CRF) Combustor Stage 1 HPT Nozzle

In this lesson, you will learn about the location, identification, and purpose of the components of the core module.

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Location Left Side View


The core module is aft of the fan module. The core module consists of a number of components that are listed below. The compressor rotor is aft of the fan assembly and is surrounded by the compressor stator. The front of the rotor is held in the aft end of the A-sump. In the rear, the rotor is held in the B and C sumps. The compressor stator is aft of the fan module and surrounds the compressor rotor. The combustor is installed aft of the HPC. The compressor rear frame (CRF) is installed between the HPC and the HPT. The stage 1 HPT nozzle is installed immediately aft of the combustor.

Purpose

Compresses the inlet air and allows combustion to take place, thus providing the engine with approximately 20 % of the thrust Provides driving torque to the AGB Provides structural support to several engine components

Compressor Rotor
Location: The compressor rotor is aft of the fan assembly and is surrounded by the compressor stator. The front of the rotor is held in the aft end of the A-sump. In the rear, the compressor rotor is held in the B and C sumps. Identification: The compressor rotor

consists of 14 high-pressure compressor stages. Each stage contains a set of blades. The front of the rotor is supported by the No. 3 roller bearing. The aft of the the rotor

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is supported by the No. 4 roller bearing and the No. 4 ball bearing. Purpose: The compressor rotor compresses the air coming from the LPC before the air enters the combustor for combustion.

Compressor Stator
Location: The compressor stator is at the aft of the fan assembly and surrounds the compressor rotor. Identification: The compressor stator consists of two casing halves. The two halves contain one stage of inlet guide vanes (IGV), five stages of variable stator vanes, and eight stages of fixed stator vanes. Purpose: The compressor stator makes sure that air compressed by each compressor rotor stage is passed to the next compressor rotor stage at the correct angle. The stator also provides the main structural support to the central portion of the engine.

Compressor Rear Frame (CRF)


Location: The compressor rear frame (CRF) is between the HPC and the HPT. Identification: The CRF is a casting that consists of the following components:

Annular combustor Fuel nozzles Fuel manifold Igniter plugs 10 struts Stage 1 HPT nozzle

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Purpose:

Provides main structural support to the engine Provides space for the B-C sump and the accompanying bearings

Provides a flowpath between the HPC and the HPT. Transmits axial and radial loads from the HPT rotor to the static structure

Combustor

Location: The combustor is installed aft of the HPC. Identification: The combustor consists of the following components:

Inner and outer cowl assemblies Dome assembly Inner and outer liner assemblies

Purpose: The combustor provides space for proper mixing and subsequent combustion of the mixture of fuel and air.

Stage 1 HPT Nozzle


Location: The stage 1 HPT nozzle is installed immediately aft of the combustor. Identification: The stage 1 HPT nozzle consists of 23, two-vane nozzle segments. The nozzle is mounted on the stationary seal support. Purpose: The stage one HPT nozzle directs hot, high-velocity, high-pressure gases onto the stage 1 HPT rotor blades, thus causing them to rotate.

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HPT Module Objectives


Given an objective exercise, you will be able to:

Identify the location of the components of the HPT module Identify the components of the HPT module Identify the purpose of the components of the HPT module Identify the purpose of the HPT module

Overview
The high pressure turbine (HPT) module of the CF6-80E1 engine consists of the following components:

HPT rotor HPT stator

In this lesson, you will learn about the location, identification, and

purpose of the components of the HPT module.

Location Left Side View


The HPT module is installed aft of the core module. The components of the module are listed below.
The HPT rotor is installed aft of the stage 1 HPT nozzle. The HPT stator surrounds the HPT rotor and is installed aft of the

Purpose

stage 1 HPT nozzle.

The HPT module extracts energy from the hot combustion gases leaving the combustor. This energy is used by the HPT module to drive the HPC rotor.

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HPT Rotor
Location: The HPT rotor is installed aft of the stage 1 HPT nozzle. Identification: The HPT rotor is a two-stage turbine that is splined to the HPC rotor in the core module. Purpose: The purpose of the HPT rotor is to extract energy from the hot, high-pressure combustion gases leaving the combustor. This energy is used by the HPT rotor to drive the HPC rotor in the core module.

HPT Stator
Location: The HPT stator surrounds the HPT rotor and is installed aft of the stage 1 HPT nozzle. Identification: The HPT stator consists of the following components:

Stage 2 HPT nozzle assembly Stages 1 and 2 shrouds Stator case Active clearance control manifold

Purpose:

Provides a sealed flowpath for gases flowing out from the HPT rotor Forms part of the active and passive clearance control system that is used to maintain close clearances between the shrouds and the HPT rotor blades

LPT Module Objectives


Given an objective exercise, you will be able to:

Identify the location of the components of the LPT module Identify the components of the LPT module

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Identify the purpose of the components of the LPT module Identify the purpose of the LPT module

Overview
The low pressure turbine (LPT) module of the CF6-80E1 engine consists of the following components:

LPT rotor LPT stator Turbine rear frame (TRF)

In this lesson, you will learn about the location, identification, and purpose of the components of the LPT module.

Location Left Side View


The LPT module is aft of the HPT module. The components of the module are listed below. The LPT rotor is installed aft of the HPT module and is enclosed within the LPT stator. The LPT stator is aft of the HPT module and encloses the LPT rotor. The turbine rear frame (TRF) is installed between the LPT stator and the exhaust nozzle.

Purpose
The LPT module drives the fan blades assembly and the LPC rotor in the fan module. The LPT module also provides support and space for components at the rear of the engine.

LPT Rotor
Location: The LPT rotor is installed aft of the HPT module and is enclosed within the LPT stator.

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Identification: The LPT rotor is a five-stage turbine that is driven by the combustion gases leaving the HPT. The LPT rotor is supported by the No. 6 roller bearing housed in the D-sump. Purpose: The LPT rotor drives the fan blades assembly and the LPC rotor in the fan module.

LPT Stator
Location: The LPT stator is aft of the HPT module and encloses the LPT rotor. Identification: The LPT stator consists of a one-piece, tapered casing. The inside of the casing contains five stages of stator vanes. Purpose: Each stage of the LPT stator makes sure that the exhaust gases exiting from the previous LPT rotor stage are directed to the next stage at the correct angle. The LPT stator provides support to the rear of the engine. The outer portion of the LPT stator casing provides space for different pipes and manifolds.

Turbine Rear Frame (TRF)


Location: The turbine rear frame (TRF) is installed between the LPT stator and the exhaust nozzle.

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Identification: The TRF consists of an inner and an outer flange that are held together by 12 radial struts. The outer flange contains two bolt circles, rear engine mounts, and radial ports. The inner flange houses the D-sump. Purpose:

Supports the rear of the engine and the LPT rotor and stator assemblies Houses the D-sump Straightens the airflow into the exhaust nozzle for improved engine performance Provides space for rear engine mounts Provides ports for insertion of the T5 sensor and for borescope inspection

Accessory Drive Module Objectives


Given an objective exercise, you will be able to:

Identify Identify Identify Identify

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location of the components of the accessory drive module components of the accessory drive module purpose of the components of the accessory drive module purpose of the accessory drive module

Overview
The accessory drive module of the CF6-80E1 engine consists of the following components:

Inlet gearbox (IGB) Transfer gearbox (TGB) Accessory gearbox (AGB)

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In this lesson, you will learn about the location, identification, and purpose of the components of the accessory drive module.

Location Left Side View


The accessory drive module is installed below the core module. The module is mounted on the lower surface of the compressor casing. The components of the module are listed below.
The inlet gearbox (IGB) is attached to the forward side of the

fan frame. The transfer gear box (TGB) is installed aft of the fan frame at the 6 oclock position The accessory gearbox (AGB) is mounted on the lower portion of the engine core at the 6 o'clock position.

Purpose
The accessory drive module transfers torque from the HPC rotor to the AGB to drive the various engine and aircraft accessories.

Inlet Gearbox Assembly


Location: The inlet gearbox (IGB) assembly is attached to the forward side of the fan frame. Identification: The IGB consists of a titanium housing containing an adapter, bevel gears, bearings, and oil jets. Purpose: The IGB transfers torque from the HPC rotor to the transfer gearbox (TGB) through the radial drive shaft.

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Transfer Gearbox
Location: The transfer gearbox (TGB) is installed on the lower, rear side of the fan module between the inlet gearbox (IGB) and the accessory gearbox (AGB). Identification: The TGB is made up of an aluminum housing, adapters, bevel gears, bearings, and oil jets. Purpose: The TGB transfers the torque to the AGB through the horizontal drive shaft.

Accessory Gearbox
Location: The accessory gearbox (AGB) is mounted on the lower portion of the engine core at the 6 o'clock position. Identification: The AGB is made up of a one-piece aluminum alloy housing containing drive pad

adapters, spur gears, bearings, and seals. Purpose: The AGB provides torque to a number of engine and aircraft accessories such as the IDG, the hydraulic pump, and the fuel pump.

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Airflow Paths Objectives


Given an objective exercise, you will be able to:

Identify the location of the components of the airflow paths Identify the components of the airflow paths Identify the purpose of the components of the airflow paths

Overview
The airflow paths of the CF6-80E1 engine can be divided into the following components:

Fan bypass airflow Core/combustor airflow Parasitic airflow Sump pressurization

In this lesson, you will learn about the location, identification, and purpose of the components of the airflow paths.

Location
The various airflow paths of the CF6-80E1 engine are listed below: The fan bypass airflow or the secondary airflow is the fan air that bypasses the engine core and exits through the fan nozzle. The core/combustor airflow or the primary airflow consists of air that flows through various sections of the engine core. This air then exits into the atmosphere through the engine exhaust nozzle. Parasitic airflow is the air that is bled from the core/combustor airflow and the fan bypass airflow. Sump pressurization consists of parasitic airflow that is used to pressurize the engine sumps.

Fan Bypass Airflow

Location: The fan bypass airflow or the secondary airflow is the fan air that bypasses the engine core and exits through the fan nozzle.

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Purpose: The fan bypass airflow provides approximately 80 %of the thrust to the engine. The fan bypass airflow also

provides a portion of the air for parasitic airflow.

Core/Combustor Airflow
Location: The core/combustor airflow or the primary airflow consists of air that flows through various sections of the engine core. This air then exits into the atmosphere through the engine exhaust nozzle. Purpose: The core/combustor airflow provides

approximately 20 % of the thrust to the engine. The core/combustor airflow also provides a majority of the air for parasitic airflow.

Parasitic Airflow
Location: Parasitic airflow is the air that is bled from the core/combustor airflow and the fan bypass airflow. Purpose: The parasitic airflow is used for various external and internal engine functions such as:

Sump pressurization, internal cooling, and thrust reverser operation. HPT and LPT active clearance control. Engine anti-icing, aircraft ventilation, and cabin air-conditioning.

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Sump Pressurization
Location: Sump pressurization consists of parasitic airflow that is used to pressurize the engine sumps.

Purpose: Sump pressurization is used to


provide pressurized air to the areas around the sumps. This minimizes leakage of oil across the sump seals during engine operation, especially at high power settings.