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 A320-214 & -216 Differentiation Question
 Vimanav From India, joined Jul 2003, 1527 posts, RR: 14Posted Wed Sep 24 2008 22:23:58 UTC (6 years 6 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 10428 times:

 Apart from the fact that the A320-214 has CFM56-5B4 or -5B4/P engines and the -216 has CFM56-5B6 engines is there a higher take off weight (77000kgs) for the latter model? Which other 320 variant with CFM engines has a 77000kgs MTOW? Appreciate comments. brgds//Pran
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 Starlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17287 posts, RR: 67 Reply 1, posted Thu Sep 25 2008 07:27:46 UTC (6 years 6 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 10367 times:

 AFAIK the only other 320 variant with CFM engines is the -212. Don't know the MTOW. -212 = CFM56-5A3 -214 = CFM56-5B4/P or CFM56-5B4/2P -216 = CFM56-5B4/p (Uprated by 300 lb)
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 A342 From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 4807 posts, RR: 3 Reply 2, posted Thu Sep 25 2008 12:56:16 UTC (6 years 6 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 10308 times:

 Quoting Starlionblue (Reply 1):AFAIK the only other 320 variant with CFM engines is the -212

Ah, how dare you forget the -211 with the 5A1!    On top of that, there's the -215 with the -5B5/P engine.

Information about each model and the corresponding weight options can be found here:

http://www.easa.europa.eu/ws_prod/c/...0Iss%204%20dtd%2017%20Jul%2008.pdf

 Exceptions confirm the rule.
 Starlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17287 posts, RR: 67 Reply 3, posted Thu Sep 25 2008 15:49:39 UTC (6 years 6 months 1 week ago) and read 10271 times:

 Quoting A342 (Reply 2): Ah, how dare you forget the -211 with the 5A1! biggrin On top of that, there's the -215 with the -5B5/P engine

Heh. People forget to send me updates. I can hardly be blamed for this.

http://www.rosboch.net/aviation.htm#Codes

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 A342 From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 4807 posts, RR: 3 Reply 4, posted Fri Sep 26 2008 15:32:04 UTC (6 years 6 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 10166 times:

 Quoting Starlionblue (Reply 3):Heh. People forget to send me updates. I can hardly be blamed for this.

No problem. Apart from that, there never was an A320-100 with IAE engines, so the -131 version doesn't exist. And using the link I provided, you can add data for the A321-212/213.
There's also the A380-842 with the Trent 970B (or so I think).
Some HGW versions of the A345/6 use more powerful engines, the -643 has the Trent 560 and the -542 has the Trent 556.

 Exceptions confirm the rule.
 Starlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17287 posts, RR: 67 Reply 5, posted Fri Sep 26 2008 16:21:20 UTC (6 years 6 months 6 days ago) and read 10161 times:

 Thanks man! I'll update again later.
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 LASOctoberB6 From Japan, joined Nov 2006, 2380 posts, RR: 1 Reply 6, posted Fri Sep 26 2008 21:34:12 UTC (6 years 6 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 10132 times:

 Quoting Starlionblue (Reply 1):-212 = CFM56-5A3

Is that the engine the older HP birds use?

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 Starlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17287 posts, RR: 67 Reply 7, posted Sat Sep 27 2008 00:26:28 UTC (6 years 6 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 10118 times:

 All updated thanks. I'll double check the existing ones with that pdf some other day. No time now. Sick kid x2 in da house.
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 TS-IOR From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 3565 posts, RR: 6 Reply 8, posted Thu Oct 2 2008 02:25:08 UTC (6 years 6 months 14 hours ago) and read 9889 times:

 Rare are the 215 and 216 variants ! The most commons are -211, -212, -214. Difference remains in the appelation, and the power ! For A32S, IAE engines are most powerful.
 A342 From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 4807 posts, RR: 3 Reply 9, posted Fri Oct 3 2008 13:09:43 UTC (6 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 9791 times:

Hi, I noticed a glitch with the A320-216. It is actually powered by the -5B6/P. Compared to the -5B4/P, it actually has less thrust, hence the lower takeoff weights.

And I feel guilty for not giving the exact designations for the A340-643, which is powered by the Trent 560A2-61. Same goes for the -542, it is powered by the Trent 556A2-61.

 Exceptions confirm the rule.
 A342 From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 4807 posts, RR: 3 Reply 10, posted Fri Oct 3 2008 14:39:46 UTC (6 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 9772 times:

 Whoops, a mistake on my part. The A380-842 is actually powered by either the Trent 972-84 or Trent 972B-84, the -841 is powered by either Trent 970-84 or Trent 970B-84.
 Exceptions confirm the rule.
 Starlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17287 posts, RR: 67 Reply 11, posted Fri Oct 3 2008 16:37:41 UTC (6 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 9755 times:

 Thanks for the updates. I'll fix that later.
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 LH707330 From United States of America, joined Jun 2012, 1017 posts, RR: 1 Reply 12, posted Sat Jan 11 2014 22:32:30 UTC (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 4050 times:

 Quoting Starlionblue (Reply 3): Heh. People forget to send me updates. I can hardly be blamed for this. Wink

Based on my read of this, it looks like the last number meaning a certain engine only works within a type (A3XX), not types within the family, which doesn't quite make sense to me. For example, An A340-313 and an A340-213 have exactly the same engine, the CFM56-5C4, whereas an A319-112 and an A320-212 have different engines. Structurally, these two sets of planes are rather analogous (one of each pair is a slight shrink), so why not keep the same engine designation numbers? If I were in a MX team, I would find it much easier to memorize one set of last numbers that correspond to an entire family (e.g. A32X-X33 always has a V2527) than have to get it for each of the different members.

Also, I've read a number of seemingly conflicting things regarding the HGW/non-HGW designations about the A340-500/600. On your site, the A340 500/600 appear to have a consistent designation for engine types, as follows:
A340-541: T553
A340-X42 (where X can be 5 or 6): T556
A340-643: T560

I've seen in numerous posts that the HGW variants have an "X" appended to their designation, and that both have the 380 ton MTOW and more powerful engines. Thus, I would expect the entire family to look like this:

A340-541: T553, 372 t MTOW
A340-542X: T556, 380 t MTOW (HGW version)
A340-642: T556, 368 t MTOW
A340-643X: T560, 380 t MTOW (HGW version)

Now, there are plenty of pictures of LH A340-600s in the a.net database, and as far as I can see they're all labeled "A340-642." On LH-taufnamen, the last 10 of them (D-AIHP-D-AIHZ) are listed as A340-642X. Does this mean that LH bought 380 t A340-600s with T556 engines, or is there an inconsistent labeling format? If so, what's the correct one?

 strfyr51 From United States of America, joined Apr 2012, 1703 posts, RR: 1 Reply 13, posted Sun Jan 12 2014 02:12:51 UTC (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3975 times:

 the A320 models 211-214-216 231-232-233 can be ordered with any variation of weight variations or engines either CFM56-5B for the 21X or v2500 for the23X. the highest weight variants were wv7,10,12 77T mgwt, 15 and 17 with 78T I paged thru the SRM and found NO wv-17's , a few -15's, and a L:OT of 10's 77T, (mostly ordered by UAL and AmWest (now American via USAir). The Problem with the A320 is the Life limit of 48K Hrs and 37.5K cycles unless the life extension si done for 80K hrs and 48K cycles. This might rule out A320's as freighters in the coming years.
 LH707330 From United States of America, joined Jun 2012, 1017 posts, RR: 1 Reply 14, posted Sun Jan 12 2014 13:49:13 UTC (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3841 times:

Thanks! Does this same pattern hold true for the A340s as well, where the MTOW and engine combos can be swapped around? IIRC, the T500 is the same engine anyway, and the thrust level is a software issue, do you know if you can buy a 380 ton frame with the weaker engines?

 Starlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17287 posts, RR: 67 Reply 15, posted Sun Jan 12 2014 16:32:35 UTC (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3802 times:

 Quoting LH707330 (Reply 14):Thanks! Does this same pattern hold true for the A340s as well, where the MTOW and engine combos can be swapped around? IIRC, the T500 is the same engine anyway, and the thrust level is a software issue, do you know if you can buy a 380 ton frame with the weaker engines?

Certainly you can get engines at different ratings, so I assume you can get different MTOW options.

A340
-211/311 = CFM56-5C2
-212/312 = CFM56-5C3
-213/313 = CFM56-5C4
-541 = Trent 553-61
-542 = Trent 556A2-61
-642 = Trent 556-61
-643 = Trent 560A2-61

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 LH707330 From United States of America, joined Jun 2012, 1017 posts, RR: 1 Reply 16, posted Sun Jan 12 2014 22:22:47 UTC (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3750 times:

Does this mean that a LH A340-642X has the T556 and the 380 t MTOW?

 Starlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17287 posts, RR: 67 Reply 17, posted Sun Jan 12 2014 23:29:15 UTC (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3735 times:

 Quoting LH707330 (Reply 16):Quoting Starlionblue (Reply 15): Does this mean that a LH A340-642X has the T556 and the 380 t MTOW?

All I can tell you is that it had the 556-61. I don't know about the MTOW.

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