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Why A330 Engines Smaller Than B772  
User currently offlineHKA From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 148 posts, RR: 1
Posted (8 years 7 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2842 times:

I was wondering why the twin engines of A330 are smaller than those of B772.

Both carry the same # of passengers and are of same size approx.

Is it because B772 has a longer range ?

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User currently offlineGlom From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 2818 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2819 times:

The 772 actually has less range. It has to do with the fact that the 777 is optimised for long haul and so is a heavy bastid on A market routes. Similarly, the A330/340 was optimised for medium haul, which is why the A340 is a heavy bastid on B and C market routes. The rest is history.

User currently offlineEGNR From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 511 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2808 times:

The B777 is a physically larger aircraft than the A330. Even the baseline B772 weighs more than the highest weight A333 available both when empty and at max takeoff weights.

B772 data
B773 data
A332 data
A333 data

The A330 does not need larger engines, and the B777 engines would be an extremely tight squeeze between the A330 wings and the ground (if they'd fit at all).



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User currently offlineMolykote From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1340 posts, RR: 29
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2682 times:
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Are you asking about thrust output, size, or both?


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User currently offlineQantas744ER From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1286 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 21 hours ago) and read 2578 times:

The 777-200A has less range than the 340-300
The 777-200ER has more than the 340-300
The 777-200LR has more than the a 340-500
The 777-300A has less range than the 340-300
the 777-300ER has more range than the 340-600



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User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21654 posts, RR: 55
Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 16 hours ago) and read 2468 times:

Quoting Glom (Reply 1):
The 772 actually has less range.

Unless you're talking about the 777-200 (non-ER), I'd doubt that.

-Mir



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User currently offlinePrebennorholm From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 6461 posts, RR: 54
Reply 6, posted (8 years 7 months 8 hours ago) and read 2361 times:

Quoting HKA (Thread starter):
I was wondering why the twin engines of A330 are smaller than those of B772.

Both carry the same # of passengers and are of same size approx.

Wrong.

330 = approx. 120 tons empty, max single class pax capacity 440.
773 = approx. 160 tons empty, max single class pax capacity 550.

The 777 is a 25-30% bigger plane and therefore needs 25-30% more powerful engines. 773A = roughly 90k lbs and 333 roughly 70k lbs engines.

The new ultra long range 777 versions take along a lot more fuel load and therefore needs another 25% more power.



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