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User currently offlineAA777 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 2560 posts, RR: 25
Posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2448 times:

I was in Rhodes earlier this year, and I saw a BAE 146 jetliner... I was very surprised when I saw it b/c it has 4 engines. I dont know, but it seems that to put four engines on a smaller plane like that is wasteful... I know if it wasnt worth it, then the airlines would not purchase them, but could anyone name some reasons why Airlines choose the 146 with 4 engines vs. the similar model with two larger ones.


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User currently offlineUal777contrail From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2408 times:

i was always told that it was for power getting out of airports with small runways.i could be wrong but that is my guess.
such as airports like ski resorts and such.

ual 777 contrail

User currently offlineWingscrubber From UK - England, joined Sep 2001, 862 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2237 times:

Four small engines are quieter than two big ones, it's a city plane.


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User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13605 posts, RR: 76
Reply 3, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2221 times:


User currently offlineTAA_Airbus From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 726 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2188 times:

4 APUs  Smile

Lots in Australia. I must admit, I think its a good plane, unfortunately, it doesnt perform very well in the hot australian climate. Which is its downfall.

User currently offlineJetdoctor From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 260 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2190 times:

Actually 5 APU's, the fifth one is hidden (and actually is one)


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User currently offlineAJ From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 2406 posts, RR: 24
Reply 6, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2179 times:

The original HS/BAe blurb stated that the reason it has four engines is that there is no room for six.

User currently offlineTAA_Airbus From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 726 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2163 times:

BAe=Bring another Engine

The first ones that got bought out to australia couldnt handle the hot conditions and actually burnt out engine cores in about 100 hours........or some insane low number like that.

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