Boeing and Airbus - find 10 differences
Curious and inquisitive traveler should know the difference between a Boeing from Airbus! This is the ABC of all those who fly, or rather its first two letters "A" and "B". How much is something everyone can distinguish the BMW from Mercedes, but with planes in most cases the situation is very bad. Today, we try to correct this defect, 10 simple but expressive exterior differences between such similar at first glance aircraft. Even if you do not care, you fly, you are just a little basic knowledge to broaden my horizons, and help pass the time waiting by the window at the airport, trying to identify the model of a bead.
But I'll start with a small, but important details ... There is no such word in the Russian language "Airbus"! In the English transcription of the company name should be pronounced as Airbus "Airbus", a bit strange at first, but right this way!
In this article I will discuss the main visual differences between the Airbus A320 and Boeing 737. These two models of aircraft and their modifications are the most widespread in the world, we fly them more often. Short hour flight up to six or seven hour flight over long distances.
The family of Airbus A320 - is available since 1988, and it currently has issued more than 5,400 instances originally. It includes the A318 model, the A319, A320, A321, A320-neo. Family 737 - world's most popular narrow-body jet airliner. It produced more than 7,400 aircraft.
- 737 Original (B737-100, -200), - 737Classic (-300, -400, -500), - 737 - Next Generation (-600, -700, -800, -900), - 737-MAX.
The difference №1 - Clearance
Airbus is higher than Boeing
The difference №2 - nose shape
At Airbus round, a Boeing sharp.
The difference №3 - tail form
At Boeing forkil, giving the characteristic "break" - the so-called.. jump at an angle in front of, at Airbus do not have it, the tail "flat" on both sides.
The difference №4 - Nozzle MAT
Auxiliary power unit: at Airbus extended and Boeing short and steep. The nozzle is located behind the APU forkil in the back of the plane.
Three Airbus and Boeing the farthest in the photo:
The difference №5 - Engines
At Airbus (front view) they are round, a Boeing general view of an oval enclosure with expansion at the bottom of the sides.
Boeing aircraft have engines generation Classic and Next Generation air intakes have a non-circular shape. In the fade arranged side motor units. This solution was called "ohomyachivanie" (eng. Hamsterisation).
However, earlier models of Boeing (Generation Original) engines used another form - a thin and elongated. Yet their form is called "motor-cigar". This turbofan engines JT8D production Pratt & Whitney
The difference №6 - side cockpit windows
At Airbus - direct from Boeing angular bottom sometimes with additional sections on top.
Airbus A320 in this picture to the right, to the left in the background the A330 nose (!):
Boeing, extra windows above the windscreen borrowed from Boeing 707. Their main task - the expansion of the viewing angle. With improvements in avionics box become redundant and are no longer set, but there are still quite often:
The difference №7 - Chassis
At Airbus niches main pillars closed at Boeing are none.
In the Boeing 737 wings no main landing gear. The main landing gear retracted into the recesses in the center section of the aircraft, thus practically does not create aerodynamic drag. If you watch the takeoff B737 standing on the ground, it is easy to notice the black rings of tires under the wings.
The difference №8 - Doors
At Airbus pushed aside, and a Boeing it swings open with a turn of 180 degrees.
The difference №9 - winglets / sharklety
In 737 they were high and long. At Airbus in the form of small ptichiki.
Winglets at B737 - a form wingtip, which reduces the aerodynamic resistance, allowing to reduce the fuel consumption up to 5%. Winglets can be installed even on those aircraft that were originally released without them.
And the standard wing tip in the form of "bird" at Airbus - are relatively small compared with Boeing:
However, sharklety from 2012 began to set and Airbus. I saw them only once, visually difficult to distinguish from the winglets:
A third plane WizzAir-Ukraine that the company has taken this year.
The difference №10 - Gates
At Airbus double flash with a short pause at the outbreak of the Boeing single without pause.
These are just the main differences between the A320 and B737, in long-haul widebody differences are somewhat different, but some elements are identical and the patterns are the same.
And within each family are different planes inside the passenger capacity and long outside from A318 to A321 in Airbus.
And by B737-500 to a Boeing I737-900 with some reservations.