YULWinterSkies
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Boeing Versions And Engine Manufacturers

Sat Sep 17, 2005 2:31 am

Hi,

I'm wondering if there's an easy way, when you see a Boeing aircraft type, let's say 747-430, that stands for the 747-400s of LH, to know with which engine it is equipped. If you see an Airbus 340-541, that immediately tells, thanks to the 4 in 541 that it has RR engines. Anything like that at Boeing?

Thx

(for those who may wonder, Airbus uses 0 for GE, 1 for CFM56, 2 for PW, 3 for IAE, 4 for RR, and soon 6 for Engine Alliance)
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RE: Boeing Versions And Engine Manufacturers

Sat Sep 17, 2005 2:40 am

No... Boeing uses "customer codes" instead of power plant configurations like Airbus does.

A Boeing 777-222/ER is a 772ER sold to UA
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RE: Boeing Versions And Engine Manufacturers

Sat Sep 17, 2005 2:42 am

I believe that the model number on Boeing aircraft, tell you the Customer, i.e .the example you used was a 747-400, and Boeing Customer number "30" - Lufthansa.
That's a great question though... I'm wondering how you would find out the engine manufacturer?
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RE: Boeing Versions And Engine Manufacturers

Sat Sep 17, 2005 2:50 am

Quoting DfwRevolution (Reply 1):
A Boeing 777-222/ER is a 772ER sold to UA

While your example is correct it is not always sold to the airline that corresponds with the code. The aircraft is built for a certain airline but may never serve that airline yet it will carry that code for life.
 
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RE: Boeing Versions And Engine Manufacturers

Sat Sep 17, 2005 2:51 am

You'd go to www.jetphotos.net and look in the jetliner database  Wink

Or just look up a picture of the plane in question and figure it out from there.
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