Raggi From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 958 posts, RR: 1 Reply 4, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 832 times:
GE is supposedly known to be working on a GE90 engine for the 777-300 and the launch customer is rumored to be CO. The new engine will produce somewhere around 95-98K of thrust.
Hopefully CO will get the Stretch 777!
STT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16256 posts, RR: 52 Reply 6, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 811 times:
Do you mean the new 777-300LR?... The 777-300 has been in operation for a couple of years now mostly with Asian carriers. CAL so far has no orders for the 777-300, the smallest aircraft in CAL's fleet in a few years will be the 737NG. The largest will be the 777-200, unless they order the 777-300 which they haven't (yet).
Raggi From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 958 posts, RR: 1 Reply 7, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 800 times:
No, GE is working on a engine for the 777-300 "non-ER" or "LR". The 777-300ER will only come with GE90s producing 115K of thrust, whereas the original -300, in operation since CX started using it in `98, today is only available with Pratt and Rolls engines. So GE is known to soon be offering a suitable engine for the standard, non-ER version of the 777-300.
Read more on flightinternational.com
CO ordering any 777-300s though, is only a rumour, but GE would like to fill in a gap in their productline... and be able to offer GE90s on all current and future 777s...
American 767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3320 posts, RR: 14 Reply 8, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 787 times:
Continental still has MD-80's. Those are not that old and won't leave the fleet before the mid 2000's. But yes it is true that the MD-80's are as old as the oldest 737-300's. Now that the 727's, 737-200's and DC-9's are gone, the MD-80's and 737-300's will be next to go. The 737-500's are still very young, the oldest 500 is only 7.
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