The CFM 56 Compression Hub Table
The centre piece is the star of the show, being a titanium compression hub as used in the International CFM 56 jet engine, which has been widely used on MD DC8’s, Boeing 737’s and Airbus A320’s & A340’s and is a significant component of an engine costing over $10M when new (see below notes).
- The legs are 10mm diameter steel rods welded in an asymmetric pattern, painted in Teal Blue.
- The top is 10mm toughened glass and is 1.4m in diameter.
- The table sits at an overall height of 76cm.
CFM International CFM56. CFM International CFM56 (U.S. military designation F108) series is a French-American family of high-bypass turbofan aircraft engines made by CFM International (CFMI). Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, and Flying Tigers chose the CFM56 to re-engine their DC-8s and shortly thereafter it was chosen to re-engine the KC-135 Stratotanker fleet of the U.S. Air Force – still its biggest customer. The first engines entered service in 1982.
It is known for its dependability: its average time on wing is 30,000 hours before a first shop visit, with the current fleet record at 50,000 hours.
Height: 76 cm
Width: 140 cm
Depth: 140 cm