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User currently offlineMr.BA From Singapore, joined Sep 2000, 3423 posts, RR: 20
Posted (14 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1289 times:

Hey everyone,

Heard from a spotter telling me that Continental B777s has a lot of problems especially on the HKG - NWR route. He did not mention which or what type of problems the triple 7s encounters. Anyone know anything about this?

Personally I don't believe this guy.

alvin


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User currently offlineDoug_or From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3572 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (14 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1179 times:

i believe the CO777 uses the GE90, which at least initaily was had some "issues"


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User currently offlineMr.BA From Singapore, joined Sep 2000, 3423 posts, RR: 20
Reply 2, posted (14 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1171 times:

I have heard of some bad issues on the GE 90 but that was a few years back. This guy told me that are still experiencing a lot of problems, even AA's B777 which are powered by RR trent.

alvin



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User currently offlineMr.BA From Singapore, joined Sep 2000, 3423 posts, RR: 20
Reply 3, posted (14 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1157 times:

By the way, this guy added that CO is pissed off with the B777s.

I sense he is a bit biased.

No A vs B war please. Thanks

alvin



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User currently offlineAirbus380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (14 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1147 times:

CO loves its 777s. It's the pride of the CO fleet. The GE90 had some original kinks, but they are worked out now.

User currently offlineMr.BA From Singapore, joined Sep 2000, 3423 posts, RR: 20
Reply 5, posted (14 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1136 times:

I believed the GE 90 is doing fine now, airlines like GE, I haven't heard problems.

alvin



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User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16524 posts, RR: 54
Reply 6, posted (14 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1123 times:

Why did BA switch from the GE90 to RR for their 777 fleet. Now they have both engines. Must be a mx nightmare. What did BA not liike about the GE90 causing them to switch to RR?




I dumped at the gybe mark in strong winds when I looked up at a Porter Q400 on finals. Can't stop spotting.
User currently offlineMr.BA From Singapore, joined Sep 2000, 3423 posts, RR: 20
Reply 7, posted (14 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1118 times:

One of the reasons I believe was most of their fleet are powered by Roll Royce and RR was made in the UK.

alvin



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User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16524 posts, RR: 54
Reply 8, posted (14 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1114 times:

True, but they had already committed to the GE90. Why switch to RR after taking GE90....hence mixed fleet. Wonder if it was GE90 reliability? Or RR offered a great deal?



I dumped at the gybe mark in strong winds when I looked up at a Porter Q400 on finals. Can't stop spotting.
User currently offlineMr.BA From Singapore, joined Sep 2000, 3423 posts, RR: 20
Reply 9, posted (14 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1107 times:

My friend told me that the RR trent has more power than the GE 90, RR offers a a faster cruising speed but GE is more fuel efficent.

Is it true? I personally believe that no matter if the engines are GE or PW, they cruise at the same speed, Mach.84 as standard.

Thanks

alvin



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User currently offlineDonder10 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 6660 posts, RR: 20
Reply 10, posted (14 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1112 times:

From what I have heard the GE90 wasnt very reliable hence the early nickname of 'cripple seven'given to BA's fleet.

User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7678 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (14 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1069 times:

They should've bought PW4077's.....

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User currently offlineTEDSKI From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (14 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1032 times:

There was a problem with the RR Trent 800 series used on the 777 a while ago, the problem had something to do with the coating used on the Trent's titanium fan blades. The problem has now been corrected by using a different kind of coating.

User currently offlineArtsyman From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4748 posts, RR: 32
Reply 13, posted (14 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 982 times:

It seems people get a lot of information that is incorrect. CO loves the 777, and I personally have flown the CO 777 about 50 times including the EWR>HKG flight and there has never been any problems on any of mine. This isnt to say that there has never been a problem, but generally there isnt

Jer


User currently offlineAirbus380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (14 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 974 times:

The crew also loves it in comparison to other heavies. It head REAL crew rests instead of the sheet that is draped over 2 rows in the back of economy. The galleys are huge. And best of all, there is a built in cappucino machine in the cockpit  Big thumbs up

User currently offlineArtsyman From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4748 posts, RR: 32
Reply 15, posted (14 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 960 times:

There isnt a built in cappuccino machine in the cockpit !! lol, who told you this ?...

there is one in the B zone galley, but not in the cockpit..

Jer


User currently offlineDavid_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7795 posts, RR: 13
Reply 16, posted (14 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 960 times:
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I prefer a "conspiracy theory" for BA's engine choice:


BA engine overhaul/maintenance centre in Cardiff is solid to GE. Almost simultaneously, BA order GE engines for the 777s.

I believe that the GE deal only covered the initial batch of firm orders and options.

David/MAN


User currently offlineMr.BA From Singapore, joined Sep 2000, 3423 posts, RR: 20
Reply 17, posted (14 years 7 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 871 times:

By the way, anyone heard the GE engines on full power on take-off roll? They produce a fantastic kind of sound just like a hollow log and when they pass you, it sounds like they are reducing to idle.

alvin



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