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Rolls Royce Gets Loan To Build A380 Engine  
User currently offlineJoni From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1717 times:


The UK gov will loan RR about USD350M to build the Trent 900 for the A380 jumbo. The loan is to be repayed as a percentage of sold engines and their maintenance during a period of 14 years. This is supposed to save thousands of jobs at the company.

A story is at

http://news.airwise.com/stories/2001/10/1003665777.html

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User currently offlineHkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1679 times:

Wait for it ...........

THE A380 WILL NEVER BE BUILT !!!

Come on.


User currently offlineJoni From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1662 times:


Hkgspotter1,

What makes you think the A380 wouldn't be built? It has been commercially and industrially launched, ordered by major international airlines and Airbus has already spent a billion euros on the project.



User currently offlineHkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1653 times:

Hi Joni,

Sorry, you got the wrong meaning. Every time we talk about the great A380 someone will come along and say it will never EVER fly.

I was only asking when somebody will say it !!. I'm sure it will fly and I've already said If I'm still in Hong Kong I'll be at CLK when the first one lands.

Have a good day.


User currently offlineGerardo From Spain, joined May 2000, 3481 posts, RR: 30
Reply 4, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1643 times:

Lucky you, Hkgspotter1. In ZRH we will probably have to wait for an emergency landing to get to see the A380, or perhaps a VIP A380  Smile/happy/getting dizzy.

Regards
Gerardo



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User currently offlineCPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 6057 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1631 times:

Now THAT would be fancy.. Having an A380 of your own.. Rrrrr...

User currently offlineAirbus Lover From Malaysia, joined Apr 2000, 3248 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 1618 times:

Holy cow!! A380 all for me?!?! If only i have the money....:D

User currently offlineF.pier From Italy, joined Aug 2000, 1527 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 1616 times:

I'm sure I WILL see the 380!!!!!

I already would like to book the first AF flight!!!!!!!!!

How much do you think does the 380 cost?


User currently offlineRayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8046 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1588 times:

Here at SFO, I expect fairly substantial A380-800 service by 2007-2008.

You know that SQ will fly SIN-HKG-SFO-HKG-SIN, VS will fly LHR-SFO-LHR and LH will fly FRA-SFO-FRA with the A388.


User currently offlineOz777 From Australia, joined Jun 2000, 521 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1579 times:

Just goes to show that already the A380 is not commercially viable. If it was going to be a "success" then why does the GOVERNMENT have to lend a private company money. Surly Rolls-Royce could raise the finance in the commercial market

This is only the start of the "subsidy" Wait for the German, French, Spanish and Australian Governments to wade in with "job creation subsidies" to ensure the aircraft achieves a realistic price.

Like the Concorde. Who paid for all the costs for building the aircraft. The taxpayers!!!

Oz777


User currently offlineHkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1582 times:

A person with a Boeing product in their user name not liking the A380 ?????. Na !!!

User currently offlineBove From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1544 times:

This story has not been indepently verified by any reputable news/media organizations. I am suggesting this thread for deletion because it is simply sh*t-stirring a bad rumor.

The 5,500 RR workers from Derby are still getting the sack and the UK government has so far refused to intervene.


User currently offline174thfwff From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1538 times:

If Airbus thought the A380 will never fly, they would have told inside sources months ago. As far as they know, everything is going smoothly, besides the normal glitches of building a new aircraft.

-Peace In-
174thfwff


User currently offlineMlsrar From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 1417 posts, RR: 8
Reply 13, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1531 times:

I thought the tristar was out of production...


I mean, for the right price I’ll fight a lion. - Mike Tyson
User currently offlineDynkrisolo From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1866 posts, RR: 7
Reply 14, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1499 times:

Bove:

If you have paid attention, you would know this has been reported many times. Infact, Pratt & Whitney has recently filed a complaint with EU concerning this loan, and EU is supposedly investigating the legitimacy of this loan as we speak.

And the other question:

Will the A380 fly? Sure it will! Airbus has made too much commitment to back out. Will it make money for Airbus? That is something I don't think anyone here can accurately predict.


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