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JT8D-200, CFM56-5B, CFM56-7 & V.2500 maintenance cost comparison, Issue 26 Dec 2002/Jan 2003

The maintenance costs of engines operating on short cycles are influenced by the cost and lives of LLPs. A re-examination of the CFM56-5Bs & V.2500- A5Õs maintenance costs reveals that with similar on-wing performance, the CFM56-5BÕs longer LLP lives give it an overall cost advantage.

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