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A318 Testflight With New PW6000 Engines  
User currently offlineKEESJE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2080 times:

The A318, flew for the first time today with new PW6000A engines (PW6124A) from Pratt & Whitney. Certification of this aircraft engine combination should take place towards the end of 2005 after some 500 flight hours.

Will this engine give PW a comeback possibility in the Narrowbody segment?


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User currently offlineContinentalFan From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 356 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2008 times:

Probably not, since CFM has a lock on the 737 market and CFM and IAE (admittedly a RR/PW joint venture) have a lock on the A319/320/321 market. I don't see any compelling reason for an airline to specify a different engine on those birds. The A318 has a somewhat limited market. I wonder what other applications PW is planning for the PW6000 family? Maybe re-engining MD80s and such (that would be cool).

User currently offlineKEESJE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1985 times:

I think PW focusses the engine is focussed on 100 seat aircraft.

So maybe the Emb190/195 and Bombardier C series...

And then to remember PW was THE engine provider for the airline industry in the sixties, seventies & eighties....



User currently offlineEuropean From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1827 times:

Could this mean new aircraft orders? Hope so.  Smile

European
Jimmi


User currently offlineRayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 7928 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1774 times:

I think Pratt & Whitney may have found two niches for the PW6000 engine:

1. Bombardier's new larger regional airliner and possibly installation on the Embraer 190/195 down the road.

2. Engine upgrades for older planes, particularly the MD-80 series. I wouldn't be surprised that Pratt & Whitney has already discussed re-engining AA's huge MD-80 fleet with the PW6024, something that could extend the life of AA's fleet to 2020 and beyond.


User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16345 posts, RR: 86
Reply 5, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1748 times:

The PW is the common engine for the A318 with the IAE family.

N


User currently offlineScbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12029 posts, RR: 47
Reply 6, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1721 times:
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Unfortunately, I don't see that the eventual availability of this engine doing very much for A318 sales - which, in case anyone missed it, have actually decreased after GECAS converted some of it's orders to A319/20s instead.


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