BigJimFX From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 321 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2725 times:
Perhaps something that needed to be done in the states? I'm not sure but it is strange. One thing to remember is that AA does have a large 777 maintenance facility. If AI could work out a deal with AA, It beats waiting for boeing to schedual something in Everett. Just a thought.
AA, indeed, is doing modification work for AI before the plane's delivery, as they have for just about all of AI's other 777s. IINM, AA is redoing the interiors and performing some routine maintenance/engineering tasks before AI puts the planes into service.
Well, not sure about this one, but several of AI's previous 777s are owned by Avitas and were in the U.S., so sending them to AFW wasn't really sending them 'back' to the U.S. from India for maintenance. They were already in the U.S. and were getting the work done before AI took delivery.
Quoting N1120A (Reply 2): I wonder why they are having this done by AA and not in HKG
Because AA has one of the largest and most advanced 777 maintenance facilities in the world at AFW, and can do just about anything a maintenance customer needs for the plane. AA is a one-stop shop. Also, Avitas and AI have been exceedingly happy with the work AA has done for them in the past -- on-time, under-budget, quality stuff. Refreshing to see considering that AA is now the only U.S. carrier that still does 100% of its heavy overhaul maintenance in-house.
Cricket From India, joined Aug 2005, 2991 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2503 times:
Or is AI secretly acquiring another B777, a RR powered one maybe - to put them on their way to becoming the only operator in the world that would have operated ALL 3 types of engines on the 777 by February 2007?
Jacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 15063 posts, RR: 59
Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2415 times:
Quoting Cricket (Reply 6): Or is AI secretly acquiring another B777, a RR powered one maybe - to put them on their way to becoming the only operator in the world that would have operated ALL 3 types of engines on the 777 by February 2007?