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BA 777's - Why 2 Different Engine Types?  
User currently offlineBALandorLivery From UK - England, joined Jan 2005, 360 posts, RR: 1
Posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3118 times:

Does anyone know why British Airways has both the GE90 and RR Trent powerplants on its Boeing 777 fleet?

The aircraft registered G-YMM_ have the RR Trents but all the others eg G-VII_ have the GE90's

BA has a long history with Rolls Royce, so why the GE90 selection?



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User currently offlineArmitageShanks From UK - England, joined Dec 2003, 3646 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3080 times:

As far as I know, the Trents weren't available when BA's first 777's came out, so they decided to take their first few with the GE's until the RR's could be fitted to new deliveries.

User currently offlineBALandorLivery From UK - England, joined Jan 2005, 360 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3040 times:

So how long after production began were the Trents available, because BA has quite a few GE90 powered 777's?

User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 3, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3026 times:

Search for this topic in Tech/Ops and you will get copious information.

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User currently offlineBCal From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 3384 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2996 times:

The link is http://www.airliners.net/discussions/tech_ops/read.main/104653/ and the question is answered from Reply #5.




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User currently offlineCarduelis From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2001, 1586 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2967 times:

It was a rather 'strange' deal in that BA 'sold' it's Engine Overhaul Department in Treforest, Wales, to General Electric, at the same time as BA 'purchased' the GE engines for the initial 777s.

There have been some pretty horrendous stories with regard to some of the BA engines being serviced in recent times!

A subsidiary of GE is GE Insurance which is the chosen travel insurance company for the British Airways Executive Club members.

That's (business) Life!





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