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User currently offlineRupesNZ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 105 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3202 times:

This article was in the New Zealand Herald this morning

http://tinyurl.com/2vuz2

They suggest that NZ is deciding between RR and GE engines for their new aircraft purchase - either B777 or A340, my understanding was that A340's are powered by CFM engines only?

Still the article suggests that NZ will be announcing their new engine and aircraft selection within the next two weeks.

Cheers
Rupert


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User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3144 times:

A345 & A346 use the RR Trent500 only

User currently offlineLeskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 70
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3143 times:

The A340-200/300 series has CFMs, the -500/600 series has RR Trents.

Also - CFM is a joint venture between Snecma and GE.

Regards,
Frank



Smile - it confuses people!
User currently offlineASTROJET707 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 299 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3123 times:

I enjoying flying in B777s and would be surprised if NZ did not choose the A340 series. That's my two cents. Will the introduction of the new aircraft coincide with the introduction of their new premium business class product?


AJ707


User currently offlineNZ767 From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 1620 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 3087 times:

Welcome to A.net Rupes.  Smile

User currently offlineDalecary From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 3045 times:

Let's not forget that this order is to replace their 763 fleet as they have repeatedly stated that the 744 fleet will be around for at least another 7 years. So, I would expect a mixed offering from both manufacturers, probably 332/343 from Airbus and 7E7/772ER from Boeing. Can't see this being an order for 345/6 or 772LR/773ER. I think the article is plain wrong saying the 340 is the main offering from Airbus. Oh well, with an imminent decision, we don't have too long to wait.

Dale.


User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 977 posts, RR: 51
Reply 6, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 3025 times:

Won't the GENEX and GE90 use simmilar tech and components? If so, a common engine between the 7E7 and 777, and the twin preference at AirNZ, should help Boeing.

User currently offlineRoberta From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 3015 times:

They could just get the A343 and have 1 engine in the whole fleet.

User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 977 posts, RR: 51
Reply 8, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 3013 times:

They could just get the A343 and have 1 engine in the whole fleet.

What about 767 replacement?


User currently offlineRoberta From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 3002 times:

Alright then how about

A332 RRtrents
A345/6 RRtrents
A380 RRtrents (if they wanted to in the future)


User currently offlinePanAm330 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2679 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2941 times:

Roberta-

"They could just get the A343 and have 1 engine in the whole fleet."

Wrong. Air New Zealand's A320s have IAE V2500s, which obviously clash with the hairdrying CFM's that power the A340-300. So, that wouldn't work.

I hope they go with the 777-200ER, as it will look better in NZ's color scheme  Big grin, but whichever aircraft helps NZ roll in the cash, I'll be content with  Smile.


User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 84
Reply 11, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2935 times:

The GENEX and the GE90 are wildly different engines, despite using a similar core.

N


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