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User currently offlineMr.BA From Singapore, joined Sep 2000, 3423 posts, RR: 22
Posted (13 years 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1121 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, 3414 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1011 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: 22
Reply 2, posted (13 years 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1003 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: 22
Reply 3, posted (13 years 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 989 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 (13 years 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 979 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: 22
Reply 5, posted (13 years 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 968 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, 16285 posts, RR: 56
Reply 6, posted (13 years 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 955 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: 22
Reply 7, posted (13 years 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 950 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, 16285 posts, RR: 56
Reply 8, posted (13 years 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 946 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: 22
Reply 9, posted (13 years 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 939 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 (13 years 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 944 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 (13 years 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 901 times:

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

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User currently offlineTEDSKI From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (13 years 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 864 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 (13 years 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 814 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 (13 years 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 806 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 (13 years 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 792 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, 7380 posts, RR: 14
Reply 16, posted (13 years 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 792 times:

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: 22
Reply 17, posted (13 years 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 703 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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