Derstatic From Sweden, joined Aug 2007, 49 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1813 times:
Well, or whatever I shall call it. What I'm asking for is the second sequence of numbers/letters of an aircraft type. For example Boeing 737-3Y0 or Airbus A319-111 or 757-214. What would be the meaning of the 3YO, 111 and 214 in those sequences?
Scorpio From Belgium, joined Oct 2001, 5221 posts, RR: 42
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1800 times:
For Boeing: in 737-3YO the 3 means it's a 737-300, the YO is the customer code. Every airline that buys a plane from Boeing, gets assigned a customer code. e.g. Delta is 32, SAS is 83, Southwest is H4, etc.
For Airbus: In A319-111 the first 1 means it's an A319-100, the second one means it's equipped with CFM engines (every manufacturer has a different number, GE is 0, CFM is 1, P&W is 2, IAE is 3, RR is 4 and Engine Alliance is 6), while the third one means it's the first version of the engine on that plane.