Re: BIG GE-90

Date:         07 Oct 98 02:49:29 
From:         Marc Schaeffer <marcmsc*@cmdnet.lu>
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patrick_lambourne@my-dejanews.com wrote:
> What thrust is needed from the engines for the proposed Airbus 3XX, and would
> the existing/proposed GE-90 be sufficient?

The proposed engines for the A3XX are the RR Trent 900 and the PW/GE
7200, with thrust ranging from 289kN (for the -50) to 352kN (for the
-200), the beefed GE-90 would thus be an overkill.

> 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?

At least the low rated Trent 875/877 could share some commonality with
the Trent 900.

HTH,
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