aerlingus330
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A340 Giant Engine?

Tue Dec 21, 2004 8:25 am

Why has this A340 got 3 smaller normal A340 engines and has one Huge engine...Is it because it is transporting it?

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LS17031
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RE: A340 Giant Engine?

Tue Dec 21, 2004 8:29 am

It's carrying an engine being tested to eventually be fitted on the A380. The 340 in question is being used for the engine flight testing.

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LH423
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RE: A340 Giant Engine?

Tue Dec 21, 2004 8:42 am

That's Airbus's engine test bed. So, it's doing test runs for the A380s engines. Although, does anyone know why this A340 has no centre bogey? It looks like an A330 with four engines!

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RE: A340 Giant Engine?

Tue Dec 21, 2004 8:50 am




LH423,

This being the Airbus testbed, it was one of the first models and the A342s didn't have a middle bogie and neither did the early 343s i believe.

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henpol747
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RE: A340 Giant Engine?

Tue Dec 21, 2004 8:57 am

Wow, that´s interesting, never seen an A340 without the middle bogie before!!

What about you guys?
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gigneil
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RE: A340 Giant Engine?

Tue Dec 21, 2004 10:47 am

That's an A340-300.

Its center bogey is just not extended. It doesn't have to be if it doesn't exceed the 2 MLG weight limit.

As has been said, Rolls contracted Airbus to provide the flying testbed.

GE will be testing the GP7200 on their 741, as they do with all their engine programs.

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RE: A340 Giant Engine?

Tue Dec 21, 2004 11:05 am

It's an A340 engine on steroids!!!!!!!!!!! Laugh out loud

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RE: A340 Giant Engine?

Tue Dec 21, 2004 11:53 am

It was quite a sight to see when GE strapped one of their GE-90's on a 747 testbed during testing. The engine looked like it was scraping the ground. During the century of flight exhibit in Rockefeller Center, their was a little area for the GE-90, showing video of the 747 with the engine attached. The engine was so powerful, it was ripping chunks of sod up beyond the runway when the plane revved up for takeoff. They also had a real GE-90 there (or at least it looked like one, it could have been a model), and you really don't appreciate how truly big one of those are until you get up close like that.  Smile

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RE: A340 Giant Engine?

Tue Dec 21, 2004 12:05 pm

and you really don't appreciate how truly big one of those are until you get up close like that.

...or see this:



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RE: A340 Giant Engine?

Tue Dec 21, 2004 12:28 pm


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This is the one for GE. It's now testing the A380 engine made by it's company. It tested engines for Boeing's 777-300ER, CRJ, and one of Embraer's jets.
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RE: A340 Giant Engine?

Tue Dec 21, 2004 12:44 pm

This engine is big ....


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RE: A340 Giant Engine?

Tue Dec 21, 2004 2:29 pm

...though still significantly smaller than the GE90  Big grin
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bmacleod
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RE: A340 Giant Engine?

Tue Dec 21, 2004 11:46 pm

It's an A340 engine on steroids!!!!!!!!!!!

Reminds me of the 345 and 346 which have notibly larger engines than the 343.


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RE: A340 Giant Engine?

Wed Dec 22, 2004 12:50 am

346 engine is no midget either  Smile


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RE: A340 Giant Engine?

Wed Dec 22, 2004 6:44 am

The big engine on the Airbus A340 prototype is for the A380 Big grin
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RE: A340 Giant Engine?

Wed Dec 22, 2004 6:52 am

The best advice would be to read the photographers caption under the photo. he explains it all there  Big grin
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RE: A340 Giant Engine?

Wed Dec 22, 2004 7:17 am

IT's scary to think of how four engines nearly as big as the RR Trent 800 series for the 777 will be on the A380. how on earth are they able to create a wing of such enormous strength?
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RE: A340 Giant Engine?

Wed Dec 22, 2004 7:32 am

...with metal
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gigneil
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RE: A340 Giant Engine?

Wed Dec 22, 2004 7:35 am

IT's scary to think of how four engines nearly as big as the RR Trent 800 series for the 777

Bigger.

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RE: A340 Giant Engine?

Wed Dec 22, 2004 7:43 am

right, with metal...but how are they able to give the wing enough strength to hold up two engines bigger than two RR Trent 800s and the A380 fuselage in addition to the A380's massive landing gear? How is the wing able to do all this? Where does its strength come from?
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