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User currently offlineYULWinterSkies From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2249 posts, RR: 5
Posted (10 years 5 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3511 times:


I'm wondering if there's an easy way, when you see a Boeing aircraft type, let's say 747-430, that stands for the 747-400s of LH, to know with which engine it is equipped. If you see an Airbus 340-541, that immediately tells, thanks to the 4 in 541 that it has RR engines. Anything like that at Boeing?


(for those who may wonder, Airbus uses 0 for GE, 1 for CFM56, 2 for PW, 3 for IAE, 4 for RR, and soon 6 for Engine Alliance)

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User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 1139 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (10 years 5 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3488 times:

No... Boeing uses "customer codes" instead of power plant configurations like Airbus does.

A Boeing 777-222/ER is a 772ER sold to UA

User currently offlineUSAF336TFS From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 1446 posts, RR: 43
Reply 2, posted (10 years 5 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3486 times:

I believe that the model number on Boeing aircraft, tell you the Customer, i.e .the example you used was a 747-400, and Boeing Customer number "30" - Lufthansa.
That's a great question though... I'm wondering how you would find out the engine manufacturer?

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User currently offlineSammyk From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1701 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 5 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3475 times:
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Quoting DfwRevolution (Reply 1):
A Boeing 777-222/ER is a 772ER sold to UA

While your example is correct it is not always sold to the airline that corresponds with the code. The aircraft is built for a certain airline but may never serve that airline yet it will carry that code for life.

User currently offlineAirxLiban From Lebanon, joined Oct 2003, 4534 posts, RR: 52
Reply 4, posted (10 years 5 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3474 times:

You'd go to www.jetphotos.net and look in the jetliner database  Wink

Or just look up a picture of the plane in question and figure it out from there.

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