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User currently offlineAa777jr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2337 times:

When does Airbus expect to start testing the engines since they are on the frame (A380) now. Will those be the largest engines running in the sky when the A380 debutes?


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User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 1, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2333 times:

The engines on those frames (Trent 900s) have already been tested and certified by Rolls Royce. I'm sure Airbus will run them up a few times before the first flight.

They will be a far cry from the largest engine in service.

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User currently offlineBoeingfever777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 409 posts, RR: 53
Reply 2, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2317 times:

The Trent900s have already been tested back in June and July in Toulouse on the A340 frame.


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User currently offlineAa777jr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2314 times:

So they already ran them on the A380 frame and drove around on the runway? or has it just been tested on the A340 frame?


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User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 4, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2315 times:

The Trent 900 and GP7200 have only run on their manufacturer's test frames.

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User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17068 posts, RR: 66
Reply 5, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2088 times:

When does Airbus expect to start testing the engines since they are on the frame (A380) now. Will those be the largest engines running in the sky when the A380 debutes?

Not even close. Any engine for the 777 is much larger and more powerful, in particular the GE90-115B. A quad can have much less power for a given weight than a twin, which means the 380, can have much less powerful engines.



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