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User currently offline3green From Australia, joined Nov 2000, 144 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 10 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2571 times:

Can anybody please tell me what thrust ratings the different engines available for the A330 offer? Are they a good takeoff-climbout aircraft? I realise the 757 may well be in a league of its own in that area, but i can`t help but wonder if the A330 wouldn`t be far behind it?

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User currently offlineBackfire From Germany, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 years 10 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2522 times:

Rolls-Royce Trent 700 is rated for the A300 at 67,500-71,100lb but could be upgraded to 75,000lb for growth derivatives.

User currently offlineDutchDeltaDude From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 10 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2508 times:

When you take off in an A330, you wonder if it has engines at all. Does that answer the question?

User currently offlineAirbuspilot From Belgium, joined Apr 2000, 416 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (11 years 10 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2498 times:

DDD,

I think you are mistaken between A340 and A330....

The A330 has a rather impressive performance if you ask me. You can not compare it with a 757 but it can be compared with the B767/300.....

Ask KLM, they know all about it! :.)

Regards



User currently offlineN79969 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 10 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2495 times:

In addition to the RR Trent,

PW 4168- 68,000 lbs.
GE CF6-80E1A- 72,000 lbs.


User currently offlineDC10Tony From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1012 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (11 years 10 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2464 times:

3 green-

I work with A330-200s all the time that are equipped with the RR Trent 772.

The Airbus website states 72,000 lbs. for one engine, but I've heard a mechanic say they're de-rated to 71,100 each. When these aircraft take off, they have very good performance and is about equal to a 767-300.

RR makes a fine engine. The Trents on these A330s are so quiet and sound so cool. The build quality looks very good too.


User currently offlineBoeing747-700 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (11 years 10 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2333 times:

Rolls Royce must be good, a lot of airlines have opted for them. I must say they are my number one choice if I were buying planes.

User currently offlineTristar2000 From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 274 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (11 years 10 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2320 times:

DC10Tony,

Just out of curiousity, the A330-200s you work on belong to which airline??

Air Transat's A330-200s were the first -200s with the Trent engines, and I've flown in them and I have to agree the performance is impressive and they are truly quiet in flight.

I enjoyed working on these birds when I was working for AT.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but my guess is these engines are the biggest apart from the 777 engines which are truly in a class of their own.


Best regards,
Steven


User currently offlineAWspicious From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (11 years 10 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2287 times:

Tristar2000;
Wasn't C3's 332 (C-GGWA) the first with the Trents?
I've witnessed those puppies pull C-GGWA down the runway while her brakes were locked and wheels chocked. Mind you, it was on a snow covered runway. er... This info is kinda hush hush, by the way.


aw


User currently offlineTEDSKI From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (11 years 10 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2253 times:

I agree that the RR Trent 700 series is the best selling engine on the A330 and the quietest of the other two types made by P&W and GE.

User currently offlineJustplanesmart From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 718 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (11 years 10 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2226 times:

C-GGWA was an A330-202 with GE CF6-80E1A4 engines.


"So many planes; so little time..."
User currently offlineDC10Tony From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1012 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (11 years 10 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2164 times:

"Just out of curiousity, the A330-200s you work on belong to which airline??"

- MyTravel
- JMC
- Monarch
- Edelweiss


User currently offlineAWspicious From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (11 years 10 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2123 times:

Oh yeah, that's right! I dunno what I was thinking.
Anyway, apologies to Tristar2000 and thanks to JustPlaneSmart - You're sure living up to your name  Smile/happy/getting dizzy




(Now, where's that damn delete button...)



aw


User currently offlineSAS_A330-300 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (11 years 10 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2093 times:

All engines oprated by A330's


General electric

CF6-80E1A2 - 68000 lb. Mostly operated by A330-200's
CF6-80E1A3 - 72000 lb. The newest one from GE.
CF6-80E1A4 - 68000 lb. The same as A2 but A330-300's


Pratt & Whitney

PW4164 - 64000 lb (only Thai flies with this engine)
PW4168 - 68000 lb
PW4168A - slightly more than 68000 lb. Mostly operared on high-gross (X) versions.


Rolls-Royce

TRENT772-60 - 72000 lb. Flies only on non-high-gross A330-300's
TRENT772-60B - 72000 lb. A330-200/200X and -300X


Simon Smile


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