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AF Grounding A380?  
User currently offlineDLD9S From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 260 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 18610 times:

I just noticed that AF6 from CDG-JFK has been downgaged from the typical A380 to 77Ws, at least for the next week or two. I also noticed that AF10 has been upgaded from a 772 to a 744 - I am assuming this is to take the extra passengers that will be left behind from AF6.

There will be a lot of disappointed pax on AF this week!


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User currently offlineBA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8561 posts, RR: 54
Reply 1, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 18560 times:
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I don't see any reasons AF have for grounding their A380 fleet, I'm sure there is a reasonable answer.


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User currently offlineDl767captain From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2539 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 18475 times:

Does AF use RR engines? If so maybe they are doing some inspections after the recent Qantas incidents.

User currently offlineBA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8561 posts, RR: 54
Reply 3, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 18457 times:
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Quoting Dl767captain (Reply 2):
Does AF use RR engines?

- No, Engine Alliance along with EK.



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User currently offlinegoldorak From France, joined Sep 2006, 1849 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 18457 times:

No grounding of A380 at AF. AF and EK birds are equipped with GE engines, while QF, SQ and LH have RR engines. AF006/007 is operated by a 77W since end of last week because of a minor ground collision at CDG between the A380 and an A332. The A380 had a tail damage and is being repared. AF continues to fly the A380 daily to JNB and NRT.
You can also make a quick search on this forum. There is a thread on this incident started a week ago.


User currently offlineDLD9S From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 260 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 18372 times:

I did two searches but did not come across that post. Thanks for the info.


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User currently onlineFlySSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7415 posts, RR: 57
Reply 6, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 17413 times:

AF006/AF007 is operated this week with a B77W as one of AF A380 (F-HPJD) is in maintenance after a ground collision last saturday with an A332 at CDG.
Minor damage on the tail cone. F-HPJD will be back into service on Nov. 16th.

http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...eneral_aviation/read.main/4969494/

[Edited 2010-11-06 15:23:29]

User currently offlineLY777 From France, joined Nov 2005, 2702 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 17193 times:

Quoting DLD9S (Thread starter):
I also noticed that AF10 has been upgaded from a 772 to a 744

That's interesting. Today, AF10 was operated by F-GITI BTW.
When did AF use the 744 to JFK for the last time?



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User currently offlineEastern401heavy From United States of America, joined Nov 2010, 2 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 14403 times:

Why does every one jump on RR.... How many planes are flying with RR engines... Hundreads?.... This could be an isolated incident with Qantas... Let things play out before we start grounding planes!

User currently offlinerottenray From United States of America, joined Jun 2010, 279 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 13013 times:

'course, if they *did* ground 'em, they could prolly wash 'em too!

     


User currently offlineEK413 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 4977 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 12801 times:

Quoting goldorak (Reply 4):
AF and EK birds are equipped with GE engines,

Correction, "Engine Alliance"...

Quoting Eastern401heavy (Reply 11):
This could be an isolated incident with Qantas...

Indicating???

Quoting Eastern401heavy (Reply 11):
Let things play out before we start grounding planes!

I prefer to see a carrier take all measures as a precaution than wait and until another incident occurs... My personal opinion would be the grounding of all RR A380 aircraft until the investigations are complete than place the travelling public at risk...

EK413



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User currently offlineSuperTrader From Australia, joined Nov 2010, 9 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 11925 times:

Quoting EK413 (Reply 10):
Quoting goldorak (Reply 4):
AF and EK birds are equipped with GE engines,

Correction, "Engine Alliance"...

Engine Alliance are a joint company of GE/PW therefore your both correct  


User currently offlineBaroque From Australia, joined Apr 2006, 15380 posts, RR: 59
Reply 12, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 11362 times:

Quoting Eastern401heavy (Reply 8):
Why does every one jump on RR.... How many planes are flying with RR engines... Hundreds?.

   Except it is well over a thousand. I am sure PM could illuminate us on the exact count. An RB211 powered 747 takes off every 34 secs according to RR itself.


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