Two V2500 aero engines, similar to those that power the Airbus A320 aircraft, generate enough power to provide electricity for a city of over 60,000 people.

  • It only takes 40gal of fuel per passenger to fly transcontinental on a V2500-powered A320 compared to approximately 160gal if that person drove the family car - and it would take an additional 5 days by road.
  • Fan tips for the higher thrust versions of the V2500 travel at more than 1,000 mph, 40% faster than the speed of sound.
  • The total amount of power produced by a V2500 is equivalent to the power produced by about 100 family cars.
  • About 25 tonnes of air passes through the engine every minute, equivalent to over 50,000 people exhaling at the same time.
  • The temperature of the air leaving the engine compressor is about 10 times hotter than the hottest summer day or one tenth the temperature of the sun’s surface.

 A320 IAE V2500

Source: Flight International