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User currently offlineIl76 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2004, 2239 posts, RR: 42
Posted (16 years 12 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 944 times:

Has anybody ever noticed that PW-engines smoke a lot more than GE's or RR's? Seeing a 747-400, MD11 or a 777 with PW's take off is like watching a Tu154M!!! (Not that I have any objection to smoking planes!! :-) )
In Amsterdam we have Martinair operating PW MD11's and 767's, and KLM operating GE MD11's and 767's... You can sure see the difference! I know smoke is no indicator of fuelconsumption or pollution. The real polluters like SO2 and NOx and such are invisible. But I can imagine that to a passenger that has no knowledge of engines and aircraft it would be a bit of a worrying sight!

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