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User currently offlineTrex8 From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 5556 posts, RR: 14
Posted (11 years 6 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1459 times:
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Qatars website says their new A333 and some of their A32s have a GE CF6-80E1A4B, hows this A4B differ from a standard A4??? Is it higher thrust than an A4 but less than an A3??

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User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 79
Reply 1, posted (11 years 6 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1418 times:

Their planes were ordered with the CF6-80E1A3, all of them, if I'm not mistaken. The 333s are the HGW variant, although it is possible to engine it with 68,000 lbt engines I don't know why you would if the better thrust was available.

If this is a new engine type, it deviates from the original order as well.

GE's website has no information on an E1A4B, only the A4.

edit: I see what you're talking about on their website. It clearly says the 333s have A4Bs, and the 332s are mixed A3s and A4Bs.

I guess they decided they could run their 333 mission profile with only 68,000 lbt engines.


[Edited 2004-11-07 00:35:45]

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