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 are the engines used for commercial airliners. But few decades ago we used Turbo jet engines for some commercial aircraft. Pratt and Whitney J-57 jet engine was used in Boeing 707 while Pratt and Whitney JT-A4 and JT-3C jet engines were used as 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 the power source and let's have a look which engine type is used for the all airbus aircraft family.

So will have look in to the Airbus family.

  • 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 aircraf.                                                  


  • 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 aircraft.                                    Rolls-Royce Trent 500 used in A340-500 and A340-600 aircraft.                                                

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

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

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