Airbus Engine Comparison Essay

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Airbus Engine Comparison Ricky Gogna K0947265 Propulsion Systems AE2339 15/04/2011 Table of contents 1 Introduction 2 2 The Engines 2 2.1 Rolls Royce Trent 900 2 2.2 Engine Alliance GP7000 3 3 Architechure 4 4 Engine Emmisions 7 5 Encounterd Problems 7 6 Conclusion 8 7 Appendix 9 7.1 References 9 (word count – **** not including table of contents and headings and appendices) Introduction The super jumbo jet the Airbus A380 is available with two different engines from different manufactures. These engines have been developed from previous generations of engines which have been developed by the same manufacture over the past years. These two engines have had the efficiency improved and their damaging emissions reduced. This report looks at the two engines used in the Airbus A380 and their heritage in design. The reports looks into differences in design which the two manufactures decided to pursue. It compares the emissions and fuel consumptions of the two engines. It also looks into incidents that the engines have faced since operation. The Engines The two engine choices that the airbus A380 provides are the Rolls Royce Trent 900 engine and the Engine Alliance GP7000. Within these two engines there are further models to choose from with different thrust ratings. Rolls Royce Trent 900 In the 1990’s Airbus wanted to develop an aircraft that was larger and more efficient than the Boeing 747. Airbus called this aircraft the Airbus A3XX. After some time this aircraft was known as the Airbus A380 and by the mid-late 1990’s Airbus had signed a deal with Rolls Royce to produce the engines to power the Airbus A380, this was the Rolls Royce Trent 900. Airbus A380 Wikipedia1 The Rolls Royce Trent 900 is based on the design features from over 30 million hours of the Trent family experience. It is based on the Rolls Royce Trent 800 which is an

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