Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Which Engine Used in Your Airbus Airliner?

Among many kinds of aircraft engines such as Ram jet,Pulse jet,Turbo jet,Turbo shaft,Turbo prop and Turbo fan we are using Turbo fan engines for commercial airliners. But few decades ago we used Turbo jet engines for some commercial aircrafts. Pratt & Whitney J-57 jet engine was used in Boeing 707 while Pratt & Whitney JT-A4 and JT-3C jet engines were used s power plants in DC-8 aircrafts. Due to the higher thrust requirement of Concorde it was fitted with Rolls Royce/Snecma Olympus 593 jet engines.

Nowadays most of the commercial airliners used Turbo fan engines as it's power plants and let's have a look which engine type is used for various aircrafts.


  • A320 Family-  CFM International CFM56-5B engine used in all A318,A319,A320 and A321 aircrafts. PW6000A engine used A318 aircrafts only. IAE V2500A5 engine used in all A319,A320 and A321 aircrafts.                                                  


  • A330 Aircraft- Rolls-Royce Trent 700, Pratt & Whitney PW4000, General Electric CF6                                      Note: A330-200F (long haul freighter) does not use General Electric CF6                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                .                                      
  • A340 Aircraft- CFM International CFM56-5C used in A340-200 and A340-300 aircrafts.                                    Rolls-Royce Trent 500 used in A340-500 and A340-600 aircrafts.                                                

  • A350 Aircraft- RR Trent XWB used in A350-900 and A350-1000 aircrafts.                                                            

  • A380 Aircraft- Rolls-Royce Trent 900Engine Alliance GP7000                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

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