3green
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A330 Engines

Tue Sep 24, 2002 9:05 pm

Can anybody please tell me what thrust ratings the different engines available for the A330 offer? Are they a good takeoff-climbout aircraft? I realise the 757 may well be in a league of its own in that area, but i can`t help but wonder if the A330 wouldn`t be far behind it?
 
backfire
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RE: A330 Engines

Tue Sep 24, 2002 10:14 pm

Rolls-Royce Trent 700 is rated for the A300 at 67,500-71,100lb but could be upgraded to 75,000lb for growth derivatives.
 
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RE: A330 Engines

Tue Sep 24, 2002 10:25 pm

When you take off in an A330, you wonder if it has engines at all. Does that answer the question?
 
airbuspilot
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RE: A330 Engines

Tue Sep 24, 2002 10:35 pm

DDD,

I think you are mistaken between A340 and A330....

The A330 has a rather impressive performance if you ask me. You can not compare it with a 757 but it can be compared with the B767/300.....

Ask KLM, they know all about it! :.)

Regards

 
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RE: A330 Engines

Tue Sep 24, 2002 10:36 pm

In addition to the RR Trent,

PW 4168- 68,000 lbs.
GE CF6-80E1A- 72,000 lbs.
 
DC10Tony
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RE: A330 Engines

Tue Sep 24, 2002 11:14 pm

3 green-

I work with A330-200s all the time that are equipped with the RR Trent 772.

The Airbus website states 72,000 lbs. for one engine, but I've heard a mechanic say they're de-rated to 71,100 each. When these aircraft take off, they have very good performance and is about equal to a 767-300.

RR makes a fine engine. The Trents on these A330s are so quiet and sound so cool. The build quality looks very good too.
 
BOEING747-700
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RE: A330 Engines

Wed Sep 25, 2002 11:25 am

Rolls Royce must be good, a lot of airlines have opted for them. I must say they are my number one choice if I were buying planes.
 
tristar2000
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RE: A330 Engines

Wed Sep 25, 2002 11:38 am

DC10Tony,

Just out of curiousity, the A330-200s you work on belong to which airline??

Air Transat's A330-200s were the first -200s with the Trent engines, and I've flown in them and I have to agree the performance is impressive and they are truly quiet in flight.

I enjoyed working on these birds when I was working for AT.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but my guess is these engines are the biggest apart from the 777 engines which are truly in a class of their own.


Best regards,
Steven
 
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RE: A330 Engines

Wed Sep 25, 2002 1:50 pm

Tristar2000;
Wasn't C3's 332 (C-GGWA) the first with the Trents?
I've witnessed those puppies pull C-GGWA down the runway while her brakes were locked and wheels chocked. Mind you, it was on a snow covered runway. er... This info is kinda hush hush, by the way.


aw
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RE: A330 Engines

Wed Sep 25, 2002 3:27 pm

I agree that the RR Trent 700 series is the best selling engine on the A330 and the quietest of the other two types made by P&W and GE.
 
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RE: A330 Engines

Wed Sep 25, 2002 4:34 pm

C-GGWA was an A330-202 with GE CF6-80E1A4 engines.
"So many planes; so little time..."
 
DC10Tony
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RE: A330 Engines

Wed Sep 25, 2002 9:50 pm

"Just out of curiousity, the A330-200s you work on belong to which airline??"

- MyTravel
- JMC
- Monarch
- Edelweiss
 
AWspicious
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RE: A330 Engines

Wed Sep 25, 2002 11:42 pm

Oh yeah, that's right! I dunno what I was thinking.
Anyway, apologies to Tristar2000 and thanks to JustPlaneSmart - You're sure living up to your name  Smile/happy/getting dizzy




(Now, where's that damn delete button...)



aw
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RE: A330 Engines

Thu Sep 26, 2002 1:45 am

All engines oprated by A330's


General electric

CF6-80E1A2 - 68000 lb. Mostly operated by A330-200's
CF6-80E1A3 - 72000 lb. The newest one from GE.
CF6-80E1A4 - 68000 lb. The same as A2 but A330-300's


Pratt & Whitney

PW4164 - 64000 lb (only Thai flies with this engine)
PW4168 - 68000 lb
PW4168A - slightly more than 68000 lb. Mostly operared on high-gross (X) versions.


Rolls-Royce

TRENT772-60 - 72000 lb. Flies only on non-high-gross A330-300's
TRENT772-60B - 72000 lb. A330-200/200X and -300X


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