Northwest 777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 224 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 16467 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
Monteycarlos From Australia, joined Mar 2005, 2107 posts, RR: 26
Reply 3, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 16405 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!
B742 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 3824 posts, RR: 17
Reply 9, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 16012 times:
P&W is my favuourite A330 engine!
A shame Airbus does'nt offer the GE-90 on the A330!
Rolls Royce is the most popular A330 engine choice, then P&W, then GE:
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