Re: BIG GE-90

Date:         05 Oct 98 00:26:40 
From:         patrick_lambourne@my-dejanews.com
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In article <airliners.1998.1498@ohare.Chicago.COM>,
  James Matthew Weber <m.weber@duc.com.kw> wrote:
> The current issue of Flight International reports that GE is studying a
> 112,000 pound thrust version of the GE90 for the 777-200X. The same article
> reports the thrusting APU proposed for the heavyweight 200X is going to be
> a 'non-starter'.
>
> The problem for those unfamilar is the -200X realistically needs an engine
> in the 110,000 pound thrust range to give acceptable MGTOW performance, and
> it isn't clear that either the RR Trent 800 or PW4000 can get there. Most
> of the Industry admitted long ago that the GE90 could probably be take to
> about 120,000 pounds thrust.
> James Matthew Weber

What thrust is needed from the engines for the proposed Airbus 3XX, and would
the existing/proposed GE-90 be sufficient?

I know that airlines can use the same engines in the 767 and 747-400, could
the same scenario apply for the 777 and A3XX?

Patrick

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