January 16, 2009 / 7:50 PM / 9 years ago

FACTBOX-Downed US Airways plane had 16,000 take-offs

 NEW YORK, Jan 16 (Reuters) - The US Airways LCC.N plane that ditched into New York’s Hudson River on Thursday was nine years old and had logged more than 16,000 take-off and landing cycles, according to the data released by the airline.
 The following are more details on the aircraft: -- Airbus A320-214
(Airbus is a unit of Europe’s EADS EAD.PA) -- Built June 15, 1999 -- In service with US Airways for 9 years
(started service Aug. 2, 1999) -- Plane leased by a unit of Wells Fargo Bank (WFC.N) -- Plane had logged 16,299 cycles
(a cycle equals one take-off and one landing) -- 25,241.08 flight hours -- Last A-Check (maintenance inspection performed every 550
flight hours) was Dec. 6, 2008 -- Last C-Check (annual, comprehensive aircraft inspection) was
April 19, 2008 -- Engines were CFM56-5B4/P
(CFM is a joint venture between General Electric Co (GE.N)
and Snecma, a unit of France’s Safran SA (SAF.PA)) -- Engine 1 (left) installed Jan. 15, 2008, had 19,182.10
total flight hours -- Engine 2 (right) installed May 28, 2006, had 26,466.08 flight hours
(Source: US Airways)  (Compiled by Bill Rigby; Editing by Gary Hill)   

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