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Best Engine For The A330 And Why?  
User currently onlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17682 posts, RR: 46
Posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 12175 times:

What is the best engine of the three choices (PW/RR/GE) for the A330-200 and 300? Just curious what the major differences are, fleet commonality aside.


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User currently offlineKeesje From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 12155 times:

I think commonality with existing WB engines in a fleet plays a role. (maintenance, relations with the OEM).

On the A330 RR, PW and GE each have a substantial number of customers.

Interesting example LH used to be a GE CF6 user, but ordered A330s with RR engines, a new LH/RR maintenance facility in Germany was included in the deal..


User currently offlineNorthwest 777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 224 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 12114 times:

PLEASE excuse my complete ignorance, but what are the main factors when choosing an engine? Is it really not as much of a deal as long as the rest of the fleet is common with them (that was meant to sound vague and naive in order to invoke explanation) or do some airlines need the highest powered one because of shorter runways they operate on? And obviously, price on the units and spares is a huge part, and like I said earlier this whole question is meant to sound very vague so someone can answer some questions I've always wondered about. Sorry to hijack this thread but I figured it might actually be a good time to ask this. Thanks to anyone who can shed some light, but feel free to delete this post if its just too worthless  Wink

User currently offlineMonteycarlos From Australia, joined Mar 2005, 2107 posts, RR: 28
Reply 3, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 12052 times:

As far as the best engine for the A330 IMO, the GE CF6. QF operate the CF6's on their A330 fleet (commonality along with the 763ER's and 744ER's). From what I understand the A330 CF6 engines perform much better than the earlier versions which power the 763's. The engines also have a much higher bypass ratio than the previous CF6. (6.6:1 compared to 6:1 I think)

I guess the reason I think this is the best engine for the A330 is because a) it looks good (especially with the new nacelles) and b) it sounds good!


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User currently offlineLHB727230Adv From Germany, joined Mar 2005, 255 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 11986 times:

PW 4168, I belive it's the most powerful one and it looks really good on the A330.


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User currently offlineTrex8 From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 4791 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 11869 times:
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The Pratts are actually the lowest powered ones as Pratt did not develop a 70K+ thrust version whereas GE and Rolls did.

LH chose Rolls for the A330 as it had already ordered A346s with Rolls(the only engine available). Rolls also was chosen for the A380.


User currently offline9V-SVC From Singapore, joined Oct 2001, 1797 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 11840 times:

My favourite engine for the 330 is the Roll Royce Trent, she is not only quiet but she produces wonderful engine sound , absolutely lovely , GE is 2nd in my choice.


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User currently onlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17682 posts, RR: 46
Reply 7, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 11687 times:

I was actually hoping for more operational/performance feedback...and not aesthetics.


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User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 8, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 11640 times:

Maverick-

You knew what you'd get posting it here.  Smile

Take it over to Tech/Ops.

N


User currently offlineB742 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 3768 posts, RR: 19
Reply 9, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 11659 times:

P&W is my favuourite A330 engine!

A shame Airbus does'nt offer the GE-90 on the A330!  Sad

Rolls Royce is the most popular A330 engine choice, then P&W, then GE:


RR Powered Airlines:
Dragonair
Cathay Pacific
Gulf Air
Emirates
Bmi
Monarch
Thomas Cook
MEA
Cyprus Airways
My Travel
Lufthansa (333)
Yemenia
Livingston
Sri Lankan
Corsair
Egypt Air
Air Transat
Edelweiss
China Southern
Star Airlines
Air Canada
SAS
Garuda Indonesia

GE Powered Airlines:
Qantas
Qatar Airways
Air Algerie
Air France
Eva Air
Volare
Air Madrid
SN Brussels
Aer Lingus
Philippine Airlines

PW Powered Airlines:
NWA
US Airways
Air Caraibes
Swiss
LTU
Blue Wings
Lufthansa (332)
TAM
Etihad Airways
Korean Airlines
Malyasia Airlines
Thai Airways
Austrian Airlines
Novair
Eurofly
Asiana
Air Luxor
Sky Service
Iberworld

I think I've got them all there!

Rob!


User currently onlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17682 posts, RR: 46
Reply 10, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 11576 times:

"You knew what you'd get posting it here"

*Sigh* Actually I didn't although now it's all too clear. I wasn't sure whether to put it in regular Civ Av, Tech/Ops, or Polls & Prefs. Any way to move the whole thing over to Tech/Ops?



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User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 11, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 11572 times:

Suggest deletion, and start a new one.

N


User currently offlineMandala499 From Indonesia, joined Aug 2001, 6930 posts, RR: 76
Reply 12, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 11494 times:

My choice?
RR... 3 spool engine with EPR and N3 indicators LOL  Smile
then PW... (yes it's that EPR)
Last GE.. N1 only  Sad boring IMHO  Smile

Mandala499



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