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Which Airbus Engine Is Better For The 319/320/321?

Thu May 30, 2002 11:48 am

I'm sorry if this topic has already been discussed but, which engine is better for the A319, A320, A321 as far as reliablility, fuel efficiency, etc? Also, which engines do most customers choose for that family of airliner? How is the new PW engine for the A318?

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RE: Which Airbus Engine Is Better For The 319/320/321?

Thu May 30, 2002 11:52 pm

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RE: Which Airbus Engine Is Better For The 319/320/321?

Fri May 31, 2002 2:37 am

Which engines does America West use on their Airbii?
 
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RE: Which Airbus Engine Is Better For The 319/320/321?

Fri May 31, 2002 3:16 am

America West also has RR engines.
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RE: Which Airbus Engine Is Better For The 319/320/321?

Fri May 31, 2002 3:19 am

Those aren't actually RR engines but look like the RB211 engines. They are made by International Aero Engine (IAE) which is a joint venture between RR, PW, and several other companies.

The PW6000 for A318 is having serious development problems and will be delayed for a couple of years.
 
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RE: Which Airbus Engine Is Better For The 319/320/321?

Fri May 31, 2002 8:01 am

Why does Lufthansa use both GE and IAE for their A320 Family? Is that economical?

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RE: Which Airbus Engine Is Better For The 319/320/321?

Fri May 31, 2002 8:11 am

The V2500 is the best engine for the A320.


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RE: Which Airbus Engine Is Better For The 319/320/321?

Fri May 31, 2002 8:34 am

Wouldn't the lighter engine be the better choice.... thrust output being equal? Because, one options out weights the other by roughly two thousand pounds.
I'm not well versed on the specifics of fuel burn rate, but perhaps, someone with a little more technical knowledge could enlighten us... Because, I'm sure that would be another key consideration.

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RE: Which Airbus Engine Is Better For The 319/320/321?

Fri May 31, 2002 8:43 am

LOL...well....UA has the IAE engines. Yesterday on takeoff to TPA from ORD, one of our A320's had #2 engine explode. It came back on fire. Every last turbine blade in the back end of that thing was busted and/or melted. I saw it after the fire Dept. got done w/ it.
 
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RE: Which Airbus Engine Is Better For The 319/320/321?

Fri May 31, 2002 9:20 am

CFM is better for reliability and cost of repairs / parts etc. It is also lighter, allowing for more useful load. The newer -5B versions have better power than the -5A and are flat rated to a higher temperature. Nice for high and/or hot ops.

IAE is better for fuel economy, but the -A1 version with thrust bump is just stupid! The -A5 has better power and flat rating as well, but is a real heavy beast.