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How To Distinguish Trent Engines

Sat Mar 10, 2001 10:53 pm

What power ranges do the various Trent engines cover? How are they distinguishable externally?

I understand that the Trent 556 used in the 340-600 has 56000 pounds of thrust. This seems to be the same as the power each 747-400 engine produces. Does this mean that the Trent 500 series is a direct replacement for the RB211?
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RE: How To Distinguish Trent Engines

Sat Mar 10, 2001 11:55 pm

BA on their last batch of 777-200ERs ordered the Trent 895 which is a 95,000lb version of the Trent 800 series. Delta has on their 777-200ERs the Trent 892 which is a 92,000lb version of the Trent 800 series. United on their 777-200ERs has the P&W 4084 which is a 84,000lb version of the P&W 4000 series.
 
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RE: How To Distinguish Trent Engines

Sun Mar 11, 2001 8:21 am

What about the other versions of the Trent engines?
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RE: How To Distinguish Trent Engines

Sun Mar 11, 2001 9:39 am

The Trents on 747-400 can be easily distinguished from PW or GE powered variants by the single piece cowl/nacel, as opposed to the two-piece used on PW and GE engines.
 
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RE: How To Distinguish Trent Engines

Sun Mar 11, 2001 12:43 pm

There are no Trents on 747-400s. They use the RB211 engines, which if I'm not wrong, was based on the design of the Trent or something.
 
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RE: How To Distinguish Trent Engines

Sun Mar 11, 2001 9:53 pm

Hi,

Singapore 777

There are Trents on 747-400s. Few example, Quantas, BA, Cathay and few more but just to prove my point !!

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RE: How To Distinguish Trent Engines

Sun Mar 11, 2001 10:38 pm

Those are not Trents! Those are RB211 engines, which were the base for the design of the Trent series.
 
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RE: How To Distinguish Trent Engines

Sun Mar 11, 2001 10:45 pm

those are RB211 engines......at the moment i think only B777 and A330 have Trent engines available to them....the RR engines on B744 are RB211......


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RE: How To Distinguish Trent Engines

Sun Mar 11, 2001 11:14 pm

Rolls-Royce 747-400 211s have had some cores replaced for efficiency etc, with a core of a Trent, and the rest as per RB211. This is what BA has done: not a whole new engine.
 
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RE: How To Distinguish Trent Engines

Mon Mar 12, 2001 12:27 am

I believe that the RB.211-524H's used on the 747-400 has many core components common with the Trent engine.

Does anyone know how much the Trent 556 weighs? If the weight is less than that of the RB.211-524H they could be candidates for a 747-400 re-engining program.  Smile
 
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RE: How To Distinguish Trent Engines

Mon Mar 12, 2001 7:49 am

I am a bit surprised that the A340-600 uses engines with the same power as the 744. Isn't the -600 a lighter aircraft than the 744?
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RE: How To Distinguish Trent Engines

Mon Mar 12, 2001 11:29 am

Isn't there going to be a new RR Trent 600 series on the new 747X models? I know on the A380 it will be equipped with RR Trent 900 series.

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