Julien.M From Belgium, joined Mar 2000, 143 posts, RR: 0 Posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2596 times:
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)?
Justplanesmart From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 731 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 2465 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.
9V-SVA From Singapore, joined Aug 2001, 1861 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (13 years 8 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2313 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: