JakTrax From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 4936 posts, RR: 7 Posted (8 years 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3547 times:
Sitting at LHR yesterday I photographed the following Iberia aircraft.
Nothing unusual, until I zoomed in and noticed it says 'MD-87' on the engine. This aircraft is clearly an MD-88 (inherited from Aviaco I believe, who didn't have any earlier MD-80 variants), so I'm wondering what the hell's going on here. I very much doubt that this is an MD-87 engine as the thrust would need to be greater for use on a stretched aircraft. Could it simply be the cowling from an MD-87?
Stil From Spain, joined Apr 2006, 345 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 week 3 days ago) and read 3138 times:
Only fuel control is different, M88's engines are slightly overpowered, but you can change one into other with a screwdriver. Anyway, is only to let you know. I'm sure iberia didn't have another spare engine cowling (or maybe the mech wrote a wrong part number )