General Electric’s CF6 has earned its reputation as the cornerstone turbofan engine for widebody aircraft, and Middle River Aircraft Systems provides the thrust reverser for numerous uses of this workhorse powerplant.
The MRAS-built cascade-type thrust reverser has a metallic inner-fixed structure and a composite translating sleeve.
MRAS thrust reversers for GE Aviation’s
engines are used on both civil airliners and military transport aircraft
Jetliner applications of the CF6 with MRAS’ thrust reverser systems are the twin-engine Boeing 767 (powered by the CF6-80C2), and the Airbus A330 (the CF6-80E1 version).
Military CF6 variants equipped with MRAS thrust reversers are the CF6-L1F for Lockheed-Martin’s C-5 Galaxy four-engine heavyweight airlifter, and the CF6-80K1F on Kawasaki’s C-2 twin-engine military transport aircraft.