DTWAGENT
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Help With Thie Question

Wed Feb 08, 2006 10:48 pm

I have been looking at the different type of aircraft pics on this sight. My questions is what are the last 3 numbers of the aircraft type: IE; B767-3p3 or B737-321? I know that it means that its a B763 or B733. But, what are the other numbers for...???????
 
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RE: Help With Thie Question

Wed Feb 08, 2006 10:50 pm

Quoting DTWAGENT (Thread starter):
I have been looking at the different type of aircraft pics on this sight. My questions is what are the last 3 numbers of the aircraft type: IE; B767-3p3 or B737-321? I know that it means that its a B763 or B733. But, what are the other numbers for...???????

The last two alpha-numerics, for Boeing airplanes, are the customer identification. A 767-332 was build for Delta, a -322 was built for United, etc. Boeing actually has a list on its website but I don't have the link. For Airbus the last digits represent the engine type.
 
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RE: Help With Thie Question

Wed Feb 08, 2006 10:52 pm

They are dsignators for a specific airline, so with Boeing, anything ending in -36 is British Airways. These designators are carried throughout the life as they refer to the specific specifications of that aircraft for the original airline - Qantas have a number of B767-336's flying that are on long-term leases from BA. The Qantas code being -38.
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RE: Help With Thie Question

Wed Feb 08, 2006 10:54 pm

Quoting Phollingsworth (Reply 1):
For Airbus the last digits represent the engine type.

0 (as in A330-203) is GE
1 (as in A340-313) is CFM
2 (as in A330-322) is PW
3 (as in A320-232) is IAE
4 (as in A340-541) is RR
5 hasn't been used
6 (as in A380-861) is EA (GE & PW)
 
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RE: Help With Thie Question

Wed Feb 08, 2006 10:57 pm

Thank you. I have always wondered about that...... It makes sense. Just like with IATA. Each airline has their own Alpha number.

Thanks for the help again
 
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RE: Help With Thie Question

Thu Feb 09, 2006 2:16 am

Quoting PM (Reply 3):
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What do the very last digit mean?, eg what is the difference between
A330-203 and A330-201?
 
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RE: Help With Thie Question

Thu Feb 09, 2006 2:23 am

This site may tell you all you need to know:

http://www.rosboch.net/aviation.htm
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