The CF6-50 was designed by General Electric to power the DC10-30 series aircraft. It was 1969 and the dawn of the widebody era. The airline industry was expanding quickly. A derivative of the CF6-6, with 46,000-54,000 pounds of thrust, the reliability and fuel efficiency of this engine type drove market demand and more versions were developed to support the A300 and B747. Today this engine still powers the US Government’s E4-B program, as well as the United States Airforce KC-10s. We proudly support these operators and this legacy engine type.