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This is an indirect answer at best, but I think you'll get something good out of it. I would definitely recommend you have look at CuriousMarc's series on YouTube where he and a couple other SMEs restore an original Apollo Guidance Computer to working order. You might think "that's not civil aviation, why?", but the AGC was the first digital fly-by-wire ...


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The PW6000 was a second option for engines on the A318, not an upgrade. The rest of the A320 series at the time had options of CFM or IAE engines. The thrust was comparable to the CFM option, but the initial design had worse fuel efficiency than expected, leading some customers to switch their orders to CFM. In the end, only LAN bought A318s with the PW6000 ...


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