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Boeing To Use Same Engines On 767-400ERX And 747X.

Sat Mar 10, 2001 5:06 am

I don't know whether or not this information has found its way the the board yet, but it is important. Boeing has decided to use the same engines that will power the 747X family on its new 767-400ERX that Kenay Airways is the launch customer for. In order to do so, Boeing had to move a set of doors 4 ft forward. This was, the aircraft will have no problem with fitting into the concourse gates. These doors are the doors in front of the wing. In my opinion this will help Boeing in the sales department. Now airlines can operate the 767 and 747 alongside one another and interchange powerplants when needed like they currently can. Boeing just kept another great idea going, so to speak!
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RE: Boeing To Use Same Engines On 767-400ERX And 747X.

Sat Mar 10, 2001 5:37 am

This is old news. An agreement was made sometime last year to power the 767ERX with GP7000s and Trent 600s. Just like the 747X.
 
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RE: Boeing To Use Same Engines On 767-400ERX And 747X.

Sat Mar 10, 2001 5:43 am

Nor is this a completely new idea. Airlines who operate 747/767s with the PW4000, GE CF-6-80, and the RR RB211-524 of the current generation routinely run the engines on both types.
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RE: Boeing To Use Same Engines On 767-400ERX And 747X.

Sat Mar 10, 2001 5:55 am

What kind of engine i a "GP7000" ?
never heard about that one before.
Is it pelled wrong, and should be PW7000?

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RE: Boeing To Use Same Engines On 767-400ERX And 747X.

Sat Mar 10, 2001 5:59 am

The GP engine is made by a consortium between General Electric and Pratt and Whitney... hence GP.
Stop drop and roll will not save you in hell. --- seen on a church marque in rural Virginia
 
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RE: Boeing To Use Same Engines On 767-400ERX And 747X.

Sat Mar 10, 2001 6:01 am

The GP7000 is a joined venture between P&W and GE. Together with a name Engine Alliance. More info on their website @ http://www.enginealliance.com/.

Tony,
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RE: Boeing To Use Same Engines On 767-400ERX And 747X.

Sat Mar 10, 2001 6:42 am

Tg 747-300 wrote:

"Is it pelled wrong, and sould be PW7000?"

Ha ha, I LOVE that one Tg 747-300!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

No offence of course...

Best regards
the WorldTraveller
 
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RE: Boeing To Use Same Engines On 767-400ERX And 747X.

Sat Mar 10, 2001 8:31 am

In response to the "jerk" posts:
Jerk Post #1: It may not be "old news" to CX747 or several other people...I hadn't heard about it, and found it interesting.

Jerk Post #2: He never said it was a new idea...he said they were keeping a good idea going.

Try civility, people.

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RE: Boeing To Use Same Engines On 767-400ERX And 747X.

Sat Mar 10, 2001 8:50 am

I am sorry that to some this was old news. In fact AW&ST reported this information this week. What is new, is the fact that the doors have been moved 4 ft forward so that the gate will not have any problem connecting and the 767-400ERX will be able to fit comfortably in the box with all of the equipment and gate having enough space to get to the proper access panels and doors.
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