N-156F From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (15 years 8 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 2237 times:
Sorry to bother you with another re-engining post, but I'm wondering what modern engines could be used to completely re-engine the 727. I know RR Tays have been used, but what other engines will fit in the center hole and produce adequate thrust?
I'd imagine BR715s would work, possibly PW6000s, but will any other engines fit the center hole?
Prebennorholm From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 7036 posts, RR: 53
Reply 3, posted (15 years 8 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 2070 times:
The UPS conversions with BR715 fits in the holes of the short 727-100. But they are not considered powerful enough for the long 727-200.
The "Super 27" conversion of the 727-200 consists of JT8D-2xx on #1 and #3 positions, while the centre engine is retained as a hushed JT8D-15/-17.
The JT8D-200 is too fat to fit in the centre position.
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Jet Setter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (15 years 8 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1994 times:
You couldn't fit a BR715 on a 727, at least not the centre position, the engines have a very wide fan for their size. The Tay is the right size, it is also used on the F100.
Rolls Royce are looking at new deriviatves of the BR715 for the 717-100 and 717-300. They are also looking at a derivitave engine to re-engine MD-80s with which will probably fail to meet Stage 4 rules.