Which engines are used on A320?


The CFM56-5B is the engine of choice for the A320ceo family, having been selected to power nearly 60 percent of the aircraft ordered. Today, it is the only engine that can power every model of the A320ceo family with one bill of materials.

Are A320 good planes?

The world’s two leading narrowbody jets are variations of the Boeing 737 and the Airbus A320. They might not be as glamorous as their larger and more imposing siblings, such as the 747 or the A380. However, they are trusted workhorses of most fleets all over the world.

Where are A320s built?

The Airbus factory in Tianjin, China assembles A319s, A320s, and A321s; A320s and A321s are also assembled at the Airbus Americas factory in Mobile, Alabama.

What aircraft uses CFM56?

Designed, developed and produced by CFM International, the CFM56 engine powers single-aisle commercial jetliners from Airbus (A320 family) and Boeing (737 family), as well as various military aircraft.

Does Airbus use Rolls Royce engines?

In addition to the wide-body engine family, Rolls-Royce was one of the founding partners of International Aero Engines, which in turn developed the IAE V2500 engine. It is currently used on such aircraft as the Airbus A320ceo family (excluding the A318), the McDonnell Douglas MD-90 and the Embraer KC-390.

Is A320 safer than 737?

The Boeing 737 has an accident rate of approximately 1 in 16 million flight hours whilst the A320 is very slightly lower at 1 in 14 million flight hours. To put it in perspective, you are far more likely to be involved in a car crash than a plane crash.

Is A320 better than 737?

But if you’re faced with the choice between an Airbus A320 family jet and a Boeing 737, you might want to go with the former. Thanks to the wider cabin, reduced cabin-wall curvature and better-placed windows, the Airbus offers a more comfortable ride than the 737, all else being equal.

How much fuel does A320 burn per hour?

Re: Fuel Burn for A320
CFM56 powered A320 has fuel. consumption around 2400-2600kg per hour.

Can an A320 fly transatlantic?

Despite newer models of the 737 and A320 families having more than enough range to cross the North Atlantic (and also most of the older models, if they refuel at Gander and\or Shannon along the way; the only one for which this isn’t the case is the 737-100, which would require an additional fuel stop in Keflavik, and …

What does CFM56 stand for?

The company (CFM), and product line (CFM56), got their names by a combination of the two parent companies’ commercial engine designations: GE’s CF6 and Snecma’s M56. Underlying CFM’s rapid and hard-earned success is the ingenuity of its designers, engineers and product support personnel throughout the world.

What type of engine is the CFM56 7b?

High-Bypass Turbofan Engine
CFM International CFM56 (F108)

Engine Type: Two-Spool High-Bypass Turbofan Engine
Applications: C-40 Clipper; Boeing 737 AEW&C; P-8A Poseidon; KC-135/RC-135; E-6B Mercury
Status: In Production
Manufacturer: General Electric Co. and Safran
Price/Unit Cost: CFM56-2A2: $8.75 million (in 2015)

Who makes the best aircraft engines?

Table 2: Top Commercial Aircraft Engine Manufacturers According to North American Market Share*

Company Engines Produced Worldwide
1 CFM International 21,622
2 GE Aviation 11,227
3 Pratt & Whitney 3,669
4 Rolls-Royce 5,606

Why is the CFM56 so popular?

While LEAP is CFM’s focus product going forward, in its later variants the CFM56 remains an exceptionally reliable, fuel-efficient engine that has been subject to various technology insertion programmes.

Do pilots prefer Boeing or Airbus?

Do pilots prefer Boeing or Airbus? Pilots will always differ in opinion. The general feeling is that Airbus aircraft on the narrowbodies (A320 etc) are slightly more comfortable in terms of space in the flight deck than a 737 for example.

What is the safest plane in the world?

According to experts, the model (737-800) is considered to be the safest aircraft ever made. The 737-800 belongs to the aviation giant’s next-generation aircraft which also includes 600, 700, and 900.

Which is safer 737 or A320?

Both the A320 and B737 are extremely safe aircraft. The Boeing 737 has an accident rate of approximately 1 in 16 million flight hours whilst the A320 is very slightly lower at 1 in 14 million flight hours. To put it in perspective, you are far more likely to be involved in a car crash than a plane crash.

How many hours can a A320 fly?

This gives the A320XLR a flight time of up to 11 hours, with passengers benefitting throughout the trip from Airbus’ award-winning Airspace interior, which brings the latest cabin technology to the A320 Family.

Which aircraft is the most fuel-efficient?

The most fuel-efficient were Hainan Airlines and ANA with 36 pax-km/L (2.78 L/100 km [85 mpg‑US] per passenger) while Qantas was the least efficient at 22 pax-km/L (4.55 L/100 km [51.7 mpg‑US] per passenger).

Why do planes not fly over the Pacific?

Most flights are planned to minimize the time spent over bodies of water, since storms are more likely to occur over water than land. The weather over the Pacific Ocean is often turbulent, and there are many thunderstorms in parts of the Pacific, so it’s not a safe environment to fly a plane.

Can a A320 fly to Hawaii?

Spirit Airlines has also started taking delivery of new Airbus A320neo family aircraft, which can now make the hop to Hawaii.

What planes use CFM56-7B engines?

CFM56-7B engines (commercial use on the Boeing 737NG Series) power the U.S. Navy’s Boeing C-40 Clipper as well as the 737 AEW&C and P-8 Poseidon Multi-Mission Maritime (MMA) aircraft.

What is the strongest plane engine?

GE9X engine
The GE9X engine for the Boeing 777X has been recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the the most powerful commercial aircraft jet engine (test performance) after reaching 134,300 lbs of thrust.

Which jet engine is strongest?

The GE4 was the most powerful engine of its era, producing 50,000 lbf (220 kN) dry, and 65,000 lbf (290 kN) with afterburner.

General Electric GE4.

Type Turbojet
National origin United States
Manufacturer General Electric
First run 1967

What is the safest plane ever built?

Is A320 quieter than 737?

The study also found that the 737 is 0.9 decibels “louder” than the comparable A320, which means about 10% “louder”.