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What Does KN Stand For In This Description...  
User currently offlinePlacekicker From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 22 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 4953 times:

This description describes the engines available for the 767-400. There is something I do not understand however:

Two 281.6kN (63,300lb) Pratt & Whitney PW4062 turbofans, or two 276.2kN (62,100lb) General Electric CF6-80C2B7F1s or 282.5kN (63,500lb) CF6-80C2B8Fs.


Is "kN" some sort of metric measurement?

What does it stand for?

What formula does one use with the 281.6kN to get 63, 300 pounds of thrust?


Thanks to all that respond.

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User currently offlineSan747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 4941 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 4953 times:

kN= kilonewtons

Newtons are the standard Metric measure of force, unless I'm mistaken. (I took physics 4 years ago, cut me some slack if I'm wrong!)



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User currently offlineVikkyvik From United States of America, joined exactly 11 years ago today! , 9789 posts, RR: 26
Reply 2, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 4905 times:
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Quoting San747 (Reply 1):
kN= kilonewtons

Newtons are the standard Metric measure of force, unless I'm mistaken. (I took physics 4 years ago, cut me some slack if I'm wrong!)

You are not wrong.

A Newton is indeed the standard Metric measure of force, and as such, it has units of kg*m/s^2.

One Newton is equal to 0.225 lbs. So to convert to lbs:

(281.6*1000)*0.225 = 63,360 lbs.



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