CFM56 Turbofan Aircraft Engine Table
Aviation Aerospace Décor table, custom made and hand-crafted from a CFM56 series (U.S. Air Force designation of F108) High-Bypass Turbofan Aircraft Engine, manufactured by CFM International (CFMI), a company jointly-owned by Safran Aircraft Engines (France) and GE Aviation (US). The CFM56 is one of the most widely deployed turbofan aircraft engines, first tested in 1974 and entering service in 1982.
Several aerospace/aviation industry leaders, including Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, Flying Tigers, and the U.S. Air Force, selected the CFM56 as the model to re-engine their DC-8s and, in the case of the Air Force, KC-135 Stratotanker fleets.
Turbofan engines are usually described in terms of their bypass ratio (BPR), one of an engine’s most important design parameters. Bypass allows for lower fuel consumption. High bypass designs such as in the engine from which this table was constructed, are dominant in passenger aircraft and civilian and military jet transports.
A tragic a design failure in the CFM56, later corrected by modifications, was among the causes of the Kegworth air disaster on January 8, 1989, when a Boeing 737-400 crashed onto the embankment of the M1 Motorway near Kegworth, England.
This striking example of Aviation Aerospace Décor measures five feet in diameter (see full dimensions, below), and was hand-made from a model deployed aboard a Boeing 737 twin-jet airliner. The 737 made its first flight in 1967 and is the best-selling commercial jetliner in history.
Dimensions: 21.5″ H x 60″ W @ 175lbs.