Re: Phase III Engine

Date:         01 Nov 97 18:55:51 
From:         Marc Schaeffer <marcmsc@geocities.com>
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Exiled Expat wrote:

> Phase three engines are designed to be quieter than phase 1 and 2
> thereby allowing it into airports that have restrictions against noisy
> aircrafts.  All of the new engines are built to this requirements and
> some of the older versions have been modified to suit.

A good example of conversions of older a/c is the DC8-Super70 series
which are converted series Super 60. The original JT3D07 engines were
replaced with quieter and more fuel-efficient CFM56's. I wonder if there
is a hushkit which converts the original JT3D's to stage 3. I am pretty
sure that there is none but the Cargo Lion DC8's (LX-TLA and B) have a
stage 3 writing on their JT3D engines. The noise however doesn't seem
that low, so is this just marketing ?

Just curious,
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