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User currently offlineMr.BA From Singapore, joined Sep 2000, 3423 posts, RR: 21
Posted (12 years 12 months 15 hours ago) and read 1120 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, 3407 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (12 years 12 months 15 hours ago) and read 1010 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: 21
Reply 2, posted (12 years 12 months 15 hours ago) and read 1002 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: 21
Reply 3, posted (12 years 12 months 15 hours ago) and read 988 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 (12 years 12 months 15 hours ago) and read 978 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: 21
Reply 5, posted (12 years 12 months 15 hours ago) and read 967 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, 16248 posts, RR: 56
Reply 6, posted (12 years 12 months 15 hours ago) and read 954 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?




Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineMr.BA From Singapore, joined Sep 2000, 3423 posts, RR: 21
Reply 7, posted (12 years 12 months 14 hours ago) and read 949 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, 16248 posts, RR: 56
Reply 8, posted (12 years 12 months 14 hours ago) and read 945 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?



Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineMr.BA From Singapore, joined Sep 2000, 3423 posts, RR: 21
Reply 9, posted (12 years 12 months 14 hours ago) and read 938 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: 21
Reply 10, posted (12 years 12 months 14 hours ago) and read 943 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, 7496 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (12 years 12 months 12 hours ago) and read 900 times:

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

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User currently offlineTEDSKI From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (12 years 12 months 10 hours ago) and read 863 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, 4745 posts, RR: 34
Reply 13, posted (12 years 12 months 1 hour ago) and read 813 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 (12 years 12 months 1 hour ago) and read 805 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, 4745 posts, RR: 34
Reply 15, posted (12 years 12 months 1 hour ago) and read 791 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, 7377 posts, RR: 13
Reply 16, posted (12 years 12 months ago) and read 791 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: 21
Reply 17, posted (12 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 702 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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