|Quoting Rigo (Thread starter):
Can pilots fly either model indifferently or are type ratings specific to a given engine configuration?
|Quoting ZuluAviator994 (Reply 1):
I read in a book that the 787 can use both types of engines (Trent and GE) at once because of the new software.
|Quoting Jetlagged (Reply 3):|
Both at once? Not GE on one wing and RR on the other, that's for sure. The engines have a common interface, but aren't exactly interchangeable.
|Quoting Rigo (Thread starter):|
Is this mainly an opportunity for airlines to leverage the competition between engine suppliers to obtain better deals, or are there some noticeable differences in performance? Can pilots fly either model indifferently or are type ratings specific to a given engine configuration?
|Quoting ZuluAviator994 (Reply 1):|
And just to add to the questions, I read in a book that the 787 can use both types of engines (Trent and GE) at once because of the new software.
|Quoting RoseFlyer (Reply 6):|
The most popular aircraft in the world has a single source for engines since they all have similar CFM engines. However that does not mean that the engines are the same.
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