I mean, it looks like all the other IAE engines - with the signature Rolls Royce shaped nacelle and all, just like the RB211 on the 757, 744, and 763, and the Trent 700.
Why is this a Pratt engine and not an IAE engine?
I'll venture that its because RR already made the BR715 in this thrust class... but I want to hear from others too.
I wonder if it might have gone more smoothly had RR and everyone participated.
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And now that I think about it, does the CFM56 really make sense for the A318? It weighs exactly the same as all the other -5B engines. Is this what makes the A318 so heavy, just like it makes the 736 so heavy?
The PW 6000 is much lighter than the V2500... but so is the CFM56-5B.
Its nice to be able to edit.
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[Edited 2003-01-24 10:14:32]