LASoctoberB6
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Favorite A320 Engines?

Thu Sep 13, 2007 8:38 am

my preference is the IAE V2527-A5.. but, any engine that makes the plane fly, ill be happy..
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RE: Favorite A320 Engines?

Thu Sep 13, 2007 11:49 am

I like both the IAE V2500 and CFM56, but I slightly prefer the IAE V2500. Although the V2500 is a newer design, which gives it several benefits over the CFM56 - slightly quieter and slightly lower fuel burn (2-spool compressor, I believe, which makes it more suitable to transcons in terms of fuel burn than the CFM). The IAE also has wide-chord fan blades, which are a bit more efficient and fare better against bird strikes. In terms of sound, both sound relatively similar with a few differences. The CFM56, well we all know how they sound with their distinctive fan growl on takeoff. The V2500 sort of sounds like a mix of the CFM56 and RB211-535E4, with the CFM's fan growl and the compressor whine of the RB211.
 
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RE: Favorite A320 Engines?

Thu Sep 13, 2007 12:05 pm

Quoting 747fan (Reply 1):
2-spool compressor, I believe, which makes it more suitable to transcons in terms of fuel burn than the CFM)

Correction: I meant 2-stage high pressure turbine, which allows the HPC compressor to do more work, translating into slightly better fuel efficiency (about a 2% fuel burn advantage for the V2500). Overall, the IAE's are the better suited for "longer haul routes" (transcons - think B6), while CFM's are the better engines for short hops (think WN w/ their 737's, US w/ their A319 east coast shuttle). One other IAE advantage is that it burns less oil than the CFM. An advantage for the CFM is reliability - I don't know about the IAE's reliability track record, but the CFM56 is among the most reliable and durable jet engines ever built (along w/ the JT8D), hence its popularity and 25-year service run (so far), with it still using the same design.
 
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RE: Favorite A320 Engines?

Thu Sep 13, 2007 5:43 pm

The Silence of the V2500  Smile
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RE: Favorite A320 Engines?

Thu Sep 13, 2007 9:07 pm

The V2500 looks more elegant.
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RE: Favorite A320 Engines?

Fri Sep 14, 2007 2:00 am

Don't understand about engines but I think the most preferred engine used by Spanish carriers is CFM56...

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RE: Favorite A320 Engines?

Fri Sep 14, 2007 4:03 am

V2500. I likethesound they makes when they start up.
 
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RE: Favorite A320 Engines?

Fri Sep 14, 2007 7:36 am

Definitely the V2500. The CFM just looks oversized for an aircraft like the A320, while the V2500 is more compact and yet still produces a good amount of thrust for the missions it flies.
 
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RE: Favorite A320 Engines?

Fri Sep 14, 2007 9:51 pm

Hi!

I always looked to the IAE V2500 has a "small" RRoyce engine! The design of the nacelle is clean and elegant and from kind of unknown reason I prefer the Airbuses with those engines against the ones with CFM's....I had the chance to fly all Airbus narrow body models with IAE engines ( A319 from HP, A320 from Air Macau and A321 from BA ).
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LASoctoberB6
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RE: Favorite A320 Engines?

Sat Sep 15, 2007 9:26 am

Quoting 747fan (Reply 1):
I like both the IAE V2500 and CFM56, but I slightly prefer the IAE V2500.



Quoting 747fan (Reply 1):
The V2500 sort of sounds like a mix of the CFM56 and RB211-535E4, with the CFM's fan growl and the compressor whine of the RB211.

very true..! i love them both, but again, 52% of me loves the V2500... and CV990, it does look like a mini version of the -535E4s..
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RE: Favorite A320 Engines?

Sat Sep 15, 2007 1:43 pm

From a purely aesthetic viewpoint, I prefer the V2500.

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