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 What Does KN Stand For In This Description...
 Placekicker From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 22 posts, RR: 0Posted Sat Feb 7 2009 14:51:47 UTC (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 7193 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.
 San747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 5012 posts, RR: 12 Reply 1, posted Sat Feb 7 2009 14:53:15 UTC (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 7193 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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 Vikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 12136 posts, RR: 24 Reply 2, posted Sat Feb 7 2009 16:09:17 UTC (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 7145 times:

 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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