American 767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4527 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (13 years 5 months 5 days ago) and read 9796 times:
That's right. US Airways 757's were originally oparated by Eastern which selected the RR power plant. US and BA were the first two airlines to introduce the 757 almost 20 years ago, they both chose RR engines. Next was Delta, which was first to introduce the 757 with PW engines. More airlines choose RR engines because they generate more power than PW engines, 43000lbs vs 37000lbs of thrust. The reason Northwest and United chose PW engines is because they always had a strong relationship with that engine manufacturer. However, the advantage of the PW engine is its high-bypass ratio, which makes it a quiet engine.
TEDSKI From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (13 years 5 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 9743 times:
American 767, the PW2000 series engines can put out more than 37,000lbs thrust, there is a version available for the new 757-300 that has 43,000lbs thrust that I believe NW has ordered. Go to the P&W website and check it out yourself.
Ftrguy From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 358 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 8378 times:
You can also go to the seatmap of your flight where you picked your seat. If it starts with row 7 in Y you will have a PW powered one. If it starts with row 9, you will have a RR powered one. Go to seatguru.com and see the difference.
UAL747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 8286 times:
The AA 757's for the majority have RR engines. Only the TWA acquired ones have P&W. The nacelle of the engine on a RR continues all the way to the back (well, not necessarily the nacelle, but the grey and silver parts are flush on a RR). The P&W have a shape where the grey part of the nacelle ends and theres a space between the silver part (on the back).
Blah, I'm drinking, I dunno what I'm talking about. hope that helps.
Starlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17430 posts, RR: 66
Reply 21, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 8171 times:
Quoting Ftrguy (Reply 15): You can also go to the seatmap of your flight where you picked your seat. If it starts with row 7 in Y you will have a PW powered one. If it starts with row 9, you will have a RR powered one. Go to seatguru.com and see the difference
To continue this, the TWA ones have a galley in the middle and no power ports in monkey class.
"There are no stupid questions, but there are a lot of inquisitive idiots."
Molykote From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1344 posts, RR: 15
Reply 24, posted (9 years 7 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 7845 times:
Quoting Delta767300ER (Reply 14): This is a bit off topic but a RR engine on a Boeing 757 sounds dull and like a buzzsaw. I would rather hear the P&W powerful whine. Thankfully all of Delta's Boeing 757's and P&W powered.
You may prefer the PW sound to the RR sound but rest assured it's likely to be a less powerful whine!
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