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PW4168  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2000
Total Production: ?
Unitary Cost: USD$20 million
Also Known As: PW4168A and PW4168A-1D
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Pratt & Whitney
Parent System: PW4000-100
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1994
Total Production: ?
Family Members: PW4164 and PW4170
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Description: The PW4000 100-inch fan engines have been developed specially to power the Airbus A330-200 and -300 twin-engine, wide-body airliners. The engine family is certified for thrusts ranging from 64,500 to 68,600 pounds. PW4000 100-inch engines have outstanding performance, reliability and durability.

Rated at 68,600 pounds of thrust, the PW4168 powers the Airbus A330 airliner. The PW4168A model features a 4.5% increase in thrust for high altitude and hot take-off conditions. Approximately 50% of the engines powering the A330 jetliner all over the world are PW4000-94.

On 15 June 2005, Indian carrier Kingfisher Airlines placed an order with Airbus for five A330-200s to operate on regional routes; five A350-800s; and five double-deck A380-800s. Kingfisher Airlines will use the A350s and A380s on international routes. Deliveries of the A330s were planned to begin in the third quarter of 2007. Kingfisher will take delivery of the first A380 in 2010 and the first A350 in 2012. In July 2006 Kingfisher selected the PW4000-100 engine to power its A330-200 fleet. The deal including 10 installation engines, 1 spare, 1 option, maintenance services and 10 engine options was valued at $300 million (over $500 with options).

PW4168 Applications


Airliners Airbus A330-200 Airbus A330-300

PW4168 Specifications

Dimensions
Fan Diameter: 2.54 meter (100 inch)
Length: 4.14 meter (163 inch)
Weight
Thrust: 68,600 pound (31.1 ton)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m)   Kilometers (km)   Nautic Miles (nm)   Inch (in)   Yard (yd)   Foot (ft)   Millimeter (mm)
Pound (lb)   Kilogram (kg)   kN (KiloNewton)   Ton (t)
Meters per Second (mps)   Kilometers per Hour (kph)   Knot (kt)   Miles per Hour (mph)
Liter (l)   Galon (gl)
Year (yr)   Minutes (min)   Second (sec)
Shaft-Horse-Power (shp)

PW4168 News

There are 8 news between
8 Jan 2007 and 17 Jun 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009Pratt & Whitney Announces Four-Year Exclusive Repair Agreement with TAM
Wednesday, February 20, 2008Grupo Marsans Exercises Options for PW4000 Engines
Pratt & Whitney Wins Order for PW4000 Engines from Air Caraibes
Tuesday, November 13, 2007PW4000 Advantage70 Engine to Start Certification Test Program
Friday, June 22, 2007Air Caraibes Selects Pratt & Whitney PW4000 Engine to Power A330-300s
Friday, February 9, 2007Indian Airlines Will Be First Carrier in India to Fly Pratt & Whitney-Powered A330 Aircraft
Thursday, January 25, 2007Pratt & Whitney Receives Two 20-Year Service Agreements from Northwest Airlines
Monday, January 8, 2007Grupo Marsans Signs Contract for up to 22 A330-200s

Operators & Related Equipment


OperatorsItems
Guadeloupe10
Engines powering Air Caraibes fleet of five A330-300s
India11
Engines powering Indian Airlines' A330-200s (PW4168A) beginning October 2007
Spain10
Engines powering Grupo Marsans Airbus A330-200 aircraft fleet (5 aircraft)
United States of America16
Engines powering Northwest Airlines 8 A330s (16 engines)

Grand Total 475
 
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