Andreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 33 Reply 4, posted (11 years 11 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1604 times:
Do you have any information about the airlines, that will fly the GECAS and the ILFC units? Are these already leased out (Well at least the ILFC units will be, they never order aircraft without watertight lease contracts)?
btw: Thanx for the pics, looks great!
Steman From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 1300 posts, RR: 8 Reply 10, posted (11 years 11 months 21 hours ago) and read 1438 times:
The A318 is equipped with PW6000 engines, which have an integral nacell not like the CFM56.
IIRC also the CFM56 is available on this model afetr Air France pushed on Airbus for it, as it would save a lot of money in a fleet with CFM56 powered aircrafts, like AIr France's.
Il76 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2004, 2236 posts, RR: 50 Reply 11, posted (11 years 11 months 21 hours ago) and read 1428 times:
Yes, PW6000, excuse me... I accidently typed 8000.
Anyway, I read that the A318 program was slowed down due to problems with the PW6000. But the first A318 prototype HAS PW6000's, if Steman is right. So what about these problems with PW6000's? Are they just not meeting their predicted performance, but ARE operational for the testplane?
Steman From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 1300 posts, RR: 8 Reply 14, posted (11 years 11 months 20 hours ago) and read 1379 times:
If TAM hasn't signed any firm order yet I imagine that they haven't chosen the engine either!
TAM uses V2500 on its A319 and A320. They should be disappointed that Airbus and IAE don't offer a derated version of this engine for the A318.
The big advantage of the A318 over its competitors (B737-600 and B717) is its commonality with the other member of the Airbus single aisle family. But if you have to put in service a small number of A318 with a different engine from the rest of the fleet, this advantage is less visible, don't you agree?
RayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 5 Reply 18, posted (11 years 11 months 18 hours ago) and read 1326 times:
All I can say is that the A318 at certain angles reminds me a lot of the original Fat Albert 737-100's that LH flew for many years.
Now, if Airbus is willing to build an A318 with slightly less fuel capacity but with a stronger structure for high-frequency operations, they could get both NW and AC interested in buying the plane as DC-9/F-28 replacements.
310_engineer From Belgium, joined Dec 2000, 165 posts, RR: 0 Reply 23, posted (11 years 11 months 10 hours ago) and read 1134 times:
The V2500 engine is the product of International Aero Engines (IAE), a collaborative venture of four of the world's leading aerospace companies: Pratt & Whitney, Rolls-Royce, Japanese Aero Engines and MTU.
Each partner is responsible for part of the engine, offering airlines operating and economic advantages. The V2500 has the lowest fuel burn in the 22,000-33,000-pound-thrust class. Its operational performance is matched by its environmental performance; the engine is so quiet that its noise footprint barely leaves the runway.
The V2500 entered service in 1989 on the Airbus A320 and later was selected to power the A321 and A319 derivatives. Another version of the engine exclusively powers the Boeing MD-90.