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Which Airbus Engine Is Better For The 319/320/321?  
User currently offlineKjet12 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 976 posts, RR: 8
Posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2695 times:

I'm sorry if this topic has already been discussed but, which engine is better for the A319, A320, A321 as far as reliablility, fuel efficiency, etc? Also, which engines do most customers choose for that family of airliner? How is the new PW engine for the A318?

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User currently offlineBaec777 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1231 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2654 times:

Rolls Royce powerplants !!!

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User currently offlineCMB320 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 414 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2617 times:

Which engines does America West use on their Airbii?

User currently offlineBaec777 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1231 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2602 times:

America West also has RR engines.
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User currently offlineN79969 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2605 times:

Those aren't actually RR engines but look like the RB211 engines. They are made by International Aero Engine (IAE) which is a joint venture between RR, PW, and several other companies.

The PW6000 for A318 is having serious development problems and will be delayed for a couple of years.


User currently offlineKjet12 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 976 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2547 times:

Why does Lufthansa use both GE and IAE for their A320 Family? Is that economical?

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User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2540 times:

The V2500 is the best engine for the A320.


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User currently offlineAWspicious From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2529 times:

Wouldn't the lighter engine be the better choice.... thrust output being equal? Because, one options out weights the other by roughly two thousand pounds.
I'm not well versed on the specifics of fuel burn rate, but perhaps, someone with a little more technical knowledge could enlighten us... Because, I'm sure that would be another key consideration.

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User currently offlineUAL Bagsmasher From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2147 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2528 times:

LOL...well....UA has the IAE engines. Yesterday on takeoff to TPA from ORD, one of our A320's had #2 engine explode. It came back on fire. Every last turbine blade in the back end of that thing was busted and/or melted. I saw it after the fire Dept. got done w/ it.

User currently offlineCpt Underpants From Canada, joined May 2001, 166 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2508 times:

CFM is better for reliability and cost of repairs / parts etc. It is also lighter, allowing for more useful load. The newer -5B versions have better power than the -5A and are flat rated to a higher temperature. Nice for high and/or hot ops.

IAE is better for fuel economy, but the -A1 version with thrust bump is just stupid! The -A5 has better power and flat rating as well, but is a real heavy beast.


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