Jfrworld From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 376 posts, RR: 0 Posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3598 times:
If a manufacturer produces a family of Jets such as the 737G, A318/319/320/321, 772/772ER/773, do they usually share the same wingspan/wingarea and engines?
I've heard in some of the other forums that HP will not purchase the A321 because it doesn't have the peformance necessary to operate in hot/high conditions at PHX and LAS. The reasoning I was given was that the A321 was simply a longer fuselage with the same wingspan and engine size of its smaller family jets. Is this true? Is this common? Does a larger variation of a jet suffer from lack of power and performance if they don't upgrade the engine size and wingspan? just curious?
Kaddyuk From Wallis and Futuna, joined Nov 2001, 4126 posts, RR: 23
Reply 1, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3520 times:
Yes and no...
The A32X series shares the same wing along with the A330 series
They share the same wing upto a point where they change the design too much and a wing change is required.
And your last few questions... Yes
If you increase the weight then to acheive the same performance as a smaller jet you have to increase the power. If you dont, you lose in performance. For alot of airlines this loss is negligible. However in HP's case the loss was a major factor
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