|Quoting OyKIE (Thread starter):|
According to the company, European operator's could save up to 2400 euros (2930$) pr trip versus operating a new-generation aircraft of similar size.
|Quoting IL76 (Reply 3):|
Probably has nothing to do with fuelburn...
Instead of investing in a new aircraft, with this hushkit you can continue flying the MD80, even in noise-resticted airports. Landing fees are also lower for quieter airplanes (in AMS for example).
|Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 1):|
I read somewhere AA are looking at a combined winglet/re-engine package for their mad dogs.
Cant remember if it was a IAE V2500 or the Rolls on the 717, or if it was a CFM56 though.
|Quoting TheSonntag (Reply 2):|
Reducing noise by 6db is a lot. I Wonder how they will do that. I would doubt that this system reduces the fuel consumption, though, because in that case, I would guess this would have been done much earlier. Most likely the contrary is true, other hush kits also tend to increase the fuel consumption.
|Quoting Access-Air (Reply 7):|
The simplest solution is to re-engine the MD-80s with the engines that are on the MD-90......
|Quoting N911ME (Reply 6):|
I'd like to see some BR715s on an MD-80. I don't know if this is common in the industry (though it has little, if anything, to do with noise abatement), but YX sometimes intermixes JT8D-217s and JT8D-219s on their MD-80s (I believe the MD-88s mainly) if they need an engine change and a replacement 217 is not available.
|Quoting Pilotpip (Reply 9):|
They are already the same engines. From what I understand it's a matter of turning a couple screws and changing the data plate.