Sponsor Message:
Aviation Technical / Operations Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Airbus NAME: What's That X!  
User currently offlineJulien.M From Belgium, joined Mar 2000, 143 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 10 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1786 times:

Hi,
I'm wondering for quite a while what does the (X) in 330, 340 names means?
ie: Birdy Airlines has 3 A330-301 (330 serie 300 with GE engines): OO-SFM, -SFN, -SFO.
But what does the X means in A330-300 (X)??
HL7553 A330-323 from Korean Air is a 330 serie 300 with PW engines and the X??

By the way does anyone know where to find a list where you can find detailed explanation of the last digit of Airbus names? (ie: the "1" in A330-301)?

thanks you by advance!
Regards.
Julien  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

9 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineTsentsan From Singapore, joined Jan 2002, 2016 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (11 years 10 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1768 times:

eXtended Range.

Thats what it means on the A340-313X.... not sure about the 330.



NO URLS in signature
User currently offlineRick767 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 2662 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (11 years 10 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1767 times:

Same meaning on the A330 I think. The last 3 digits of the Airbus codes refer to the engine type fitted to the aircraft I think.

For example:

A320-211 is an A320-200 with GE CFM56-5A1 Engines
A320-212 is an A320-200 with GE CFM56-5A3 Engines
A320-232 is an A320-200 with IAE V2527-A5 Engines

etc....

The A340-313 has CFM56-5C4 Engines



I used to love the smell of Jet-A in the morning...
User currently offlineMinuteman From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 271 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 10 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1746 times:

I might be wrong on this one, but I always thought the last three digits for Airbus were:

First Digit: series number ("100", "200")

Second Digit: Engine Manufacturer (1=CFM, 3=IAE)

Third Digit: Flight Control Software Revision Number

I'd appreciate it if someone could correct me on this.


User currently offlineJustplanesmart From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 718 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (11 years 10 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1655 times:

Minuteman, you are mistaken, and Rick767 has the correct explanation. the second digit is the engine manufacturer (0=GE, 1=CFM, 2=P&W, 3=IAE, 4=RR, and I do not recall what is the one for the joint Pratt/GE engine for the A380). The third digit is the specific engine variant for that aircraft, so the A330-321 has the PW4164, the A330-322 has the PW4168, and the A330-323 has the PW4168A.


"So many planes; so little time..."
User currently offlineBio15 From Colombia, joined Mar 2001, 1089 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (11 years 10 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1527 times:

Hi, can anyone tell me if Boeing's codes work the same way?


User currently offlineMinuteman From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 271 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (11 years 10 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1523 times:

Sure enough... its another engine code, thanks.

As for a list of detailed meanings, I was provided this page.


User currently offline9V-SVA From Singapore, joined Aug 2001, 1860 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (11 years 10 months 19 hours ago) and read 1503 times:

The first digit is the model number, the second digit the engine version(1 for CFM, 2 for PW, 3 for IAE and 4 for RR), and the last digit stands for the engine variant(eg PW4168,PW4172,RR Trent 772B etc...)

For example, an A340 can have the following codes:

A340-211
A340-311
A340-312
A340-313
A340-313E
A340-541
A340-642

9V-SVA



9V-SVA | B772ER
User currently offlineSailorOrion From Germany, joined Feb 2001, 2058 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1395 times:

The GP7XXX on the A380 has the code '6'. Initial models are
A380-841 (RR Trent 900)
A380-861 (GP 7200)

A380-843F (RR Trent 900)
A380-863F (GP 7200)

SailorOrion


User currently offlineLarspl From Netherlands, joined Apr 2002, 473 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1336 times:

-->bio15

boeing code's work diferent:

model type customer
737 - 8 K2
(K2 is boeingcode for transavia airlines [the netherlands])
on www.bird.ch/bharms you should be able to find the other codes i think...



facebook.com/ddaclassicairlines
Top Of Page
Forum Index

Reply To This Topic Airbus NAME: What's That X!
Username:
No username? Sign up now!
Password: 


Forgot Password? Be reminded.
Remember me on this computer (uses cookies)
  • Tech/Ops related posts only!
  • Not Tech/Ops related? Use the other forums
  • No adverts of any kind. This includes web pages.
  • No hostile language or criticizing of others.
  • Do not post copyright protected material.
  • Use relevant and describing topics.
  • Check if your post already been discussed.
  • Check your spelling!
  • DETAILED RULES
Add Images Add SmiliesPosting Help

Please check your spelling (press "Check Spelling" above)


Similar topics:More similar topics...
Tri-motor - What's That On The Wing? posted Thu Nov 9 2006 00:50:53 by TimePilot
What's That Buzzing? posted Tue Sep 6 2005 21:43:02 by Aircraftpm
What's That Box Under The Seat? (No PTV) posted Tue Jul 19 2005 17:06:54 by Ariis
What's That Spiral In The Engines For? posted Thu Feb 12 2004 03:15:46 by Birdwatching
What's That On The Concorde Tail? posted Mon May 5 2003 22:37:48 by Bio15
What's That Duct For? posted Wed Apr 30 2003 20:10:58 by Stephen007
What's That Noise? posted Mon Jan 13 2003 12:06:59 by Lapper
What's That? posted Wed Apr 3 2002 11:55:20 by Tsufang@ci
What Is That Red Window? posted Fri Nov 4 2005 18:10:22 by PipoA380
What Is That Little Black "thing"? posted Tue Jul 6 2004 17:37:04 by Qb001

Sponsor Message:
Printer friendly format