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A380 Engine Test?

Fri Dec 31, 2004 1:55 pm

When does Airbus expect to start testing the engines since they are on the frame (A380) now. Will those be the largest engines running in the sky when the A380 debutes?


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RE: A380 Engine Test?

Fri Dec 31, 2004 1:59 pm

The engines on those frames (Trent 900s) have already been tested and certified by Rolls Royce. I'm sure Airbus will run them up a few times before the first flight.

They will be a far cry from the largest engine in service.

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RE: A380 Engine Test?

Fri Dec 31, 2004 2:02 pm

The Trent900s have already been tested back in June and July in Toulouse on the A340 frame.


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RE: A380 Engine Test?

Fri Dec 31, 2004 2:02 pm

So they already ran them on the A380 frame and drove around on the runway? or has it just been tested on the A340 frame?


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RE: A380 Engine Test?

Fri Dec 31, 2004 2:03 pm

The Trent 900 and GP7200 have only run on their manufacturer's test frames.

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RE: A380 Engine Test?

Sat Jan 01, 2005 12:25 am

When does Airbus expect to start testing the engines since they are on the frame (A380) now. Will those be the largest engines running in the sky when the A380 debutes?

Not even close. Any engine for the 777 is much larger and more powerful, in particular the GE90-115B. A quad can have much less power for a given weight than a twin, which means the 380, can have much less powerful engines.
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