Re: A330-300HGW & new gear

Date:         14 Jul 97 20:27:00 
From:         Marc Schaeffer <>
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Karl Swartz wrote:
> >- what difference between the so called new -500/600 wing and the
> >existing -300 wing   there will be
> The current wing is designed to accomodate either two relatively large
> engines (A330) or four considerably lighter engines (A340-200/300).
> The A340-500/600 will have four engines, each larger (and heavier)
> than the two on the A330.

NO. The A330 has engines rated from 284 to 316 kN and a fan diameter of
100 in. The Trent 500 data that has been published, states that the
thrust will be rated from 249 to 276 kN, however I have no information
of the fan diameter. The smallest Trent 700 member, the 768 has 300 kN.
The chairmain of RR stated at the Paris Air Show that the Trent 556 and
563 will be developped from the Trent 700 series. From the above
mentioned facts I conclude that the Trent 500 will be smaller and
lighter than the A330 engines (CFMI CF6-80E1, PW4168 and Trent 768/772.)

Marc Schaeffer, Luxembourg //
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