Airbus Version Codes

1st digit : version

2nd digit : engine manufacturer

  • 0 = General Electric
  • 1 = CFM International
  • 2 = Pratt and Whitney
  • 3 = IAE (International Aero Engines)
  • 4 = Rolls Royce
  • 6 = Alliance (for the A380)

3rd digit : engine type (depends on the aircraft model)

Note that this nomenclature does NOT apply to early versions of the 300, e.g. B1, B2-1C, B2K-3C and B4-2C), all powered by GE CF6-50C2R.

For the A300-600, the nomenclatures B4 (passenger), C4 (combi) and F4 (freighter) are still used.

You may also see the following codes :

CJ = Corporate Jet (A319)
E = Extended range (A319CJ, A330 and A340)
ET = Extended twin (ETOPS, for the A310 only)
F = Freighter
R = Extended range (A300-600)

 

A300B2 – Short to medium range
B4 – medium to long range (40% more fuel capacity than B2)
600 – medium to long range (23% more fuel capacity than B4)
600R – medium to long range development of the 600 with wing fences
600ST – Beluga

B2-1A = CF6-50A
B2-1C = CF6-50C/CF6-50C2R
B2-101 = CF6-50C
B2-103/203 = CF6-50C2/CF6-50C2R
B2K-3C = CF6-50C2/CF6-50C2R (low MTOW version. K stands for Krueger flaps only)
B2-320 – JT9D-59A
B4-103/203 – CF6-50C2
B4-120/220 = JT9D-59A
B4-2C = CF6-50C/CF6-50C2R
-601 = CF6-80C2A1
-603 = CF6-80C2A3
-605R = CF6-80C2A5/CF6-80C2A5F
-608ST = CF6-80C2A8
-620 = JT9D-7R4H1
-622/-622R = PW4158

A310200 – medium to long range
300 – medium to long range (24% more fuel capacity than 200)

 

-203 = CF6-80A3
-204/304 = CF6-80C2A2
-221 = JT9D-7R4D1
-222/322 = JT9D-7R4E1
-304 = CF6-80C2A2
-308 = CF6-80C2A8 (High Gross Weight)
-324 (ET) = PW4152
-325 (ET) = PW4156A (High Gross Weight)

A318
-111 = CFM56-5B8/P
-112 = CFM56-5B9/P
-121 = PW6122
-122 = PW6124
A319
-111 = CFM56-5B5/P
-112 = CFM56-5B6/P
-113 = CFM56-5A4
-114 = CFM56-5A5
-115 = CFM56-5B7/P
-131 = IAE V2522-A5
-132 = IAE V2524-A5
-133 = IAE V2527M-A5
A320100 original version
200 development with wing fences

-111= CFM56-5A1
-211= CFM56-5A1
-212 = CFM56-5A3
-214 = CFM56-5B4/P or CFM56-5B4/2P
-215 = CMF56-5B5/P (Thanks to A342)
-216 = CFM56-5B6/P (Uprated by 300 lb.)
-231 = IAEV2500-A1
-232 = IAEV2527-A5
-233 = IAEV2527E-A5

A321
-111 = CFM56-5B1
-112 = CFM56-5B2
-131 = IAEV2530-A5
-211 = CFM56-5B3/P
-212 = CFM56-5B1 or CFM565B1/2
-213 = CFM56-5B2
-231 = IAEV2533-A5
-232 = IAEV2530-A5
A330
-202 = CF6-80E1A4
-203 = CF6-80E1A3
-223/323 = PW4168A
-243/343 = Trent 772-B60
-301 = CF6-80E1A2
-302 = CF6-80E1A4
-321 = PW4164
-322 = PW4168
-341 = Trent 768-60
-342 = Trent 772-60
-343 = Trent 772B-60/C-60
A340
-211/311 = CFM56-5C2
-212/312 = CFM56-5C3
-213/313 = CFM56-5C4
-541 = Trent 553-61
-542 = Trent 556A2-61 (Thanks to A342)
-642 = Trent 556-61
-643 = Trent 560A2-61
A350XWB800 – 59 meters
900 – 64.9 meters
1000 – 73.9 meters

80x- GEnx
84x – Trent1700
90x – GEnx
94x – Trent1700
104x – Trent1700

A380
-841 = Trent 970-84 or 970B-84.
-842 = Trent 972-84 or 972B-84
-861 = GP 7270

 

ST = Super transporter (only A300-600ST “Beluga”)

Thank you to Ptrjong, A342, RichardPrice, NW and Ingo for contributing to this page.

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