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A380's Engine Type

Mon Jan 08, 2001 12:13 pm

Does anyone if Rolls Royce, Pratt and Whitney, or GE are making an engine for the A380? How much thrust will it have? Anyone know the size of the engine?
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RE: A380's Engine Type

Mon Jan 08, 2001 12:16 pm

Rolls-Royce is building the Trent 900, which will be rated at 68,000 to 73,000 lb. of thrust.

General Electric and Pratt & Whitney have formed a collaboration called Engine Alliance that will build the GP7000 series of engines also for this plane, and again the thrust ratings will be 68,000 to 73,000 lb. of thrust.
 
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RE: A380's Engine Type

Mon Jan 08, 2001 12:31 pm

Only 73,000? That's not much more than the current 744 engine, but it is much larger and A LOT heavier, will this thing be underpowerd?
 
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RE: A380's Engine Type

Mon Jan 08, 2001 12:42 pm

Actually, the 747-400's engines are usually rated at 56,000 lb. thrust--a lot lower than some people think.
 
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RE: A380's Engine Type

Mon Jan 08, 2001 12:46 pm

Actually, I thinkk it is 57,000-61,000 which is quit a bit more than the A340, which is 33,000??? But I wonder about the power of the A380 if the engines produce 73,000.
 
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RE: A380's Engine Type

Mon Jan 08, 2001 10:59 pm

Boeing 747-400 - do you really think Airbus would design an aircraft with an engine specification that means it doesn't leave the ground? I think your user name shows where you're coming from.
 
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RE: A380's Engine Type

Tue Jan 09, 2001 12:06 am

Looked a little underpowered, that would make Airbus efficient, less of fuel. I think 1.3x of current 744 would be enough.