YULWinterSkies From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2178 posts, RR: 5 Posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3010 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)
USAF336TFS From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 1445 posts, RR: 52
Reply 2, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2985 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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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.