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by Tedd
Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Incident: ANZ B789 near Auckland on Dec 5th 2017, engine shut down in flight
Replies: 44
Views: 13780

Re: Incident: ANZ B789 near Auckland on Dec 5th 2017, engine shut down in flight

Thanks Karel for this latest update re Trent 1000 blade issues. It`s very good news RR have done their best in clearing up this problem for ANZ, I sincerely hope it`s the same for all their other customers too. I wonder if this fiasco ( if that's not too dramatic ) will damage RR`s reputation to the...

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by Tedd
Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The A380 and US airlines: Too late or still a chance?
Replies: 101
Views: 11744

Re: The A380 and US airlines: Too late or still a chance?

If there`d been a sniff at an aircraft of the size of the A380 by any US airline wouldn`t that sniff have been directed at the B747-8I first & foremost? Since there hasn`t been, I think it fair to conclude that there would be little or no chance of A380 interest, now or in the future. Could it b...

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by Tedd
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian set speed record - again
Replies: 18
Views: 4084

Re: Norwegian set speed record - again

I'm finding it a bit odd that Norwegian keep getting these low times, other carriers must also be catching the same jet streams and making similar times? Is this just a case of Norwegians marketing department working overtime announcing these flight times and other airlines not even bothering about...

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by Tedd
Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair CEO warns Brexit may force UK shareholders to sell
Replies: 86
Views: 4442

Re: Ryanair CEO warns Brexit may force UK shareholders to sell

Your on a hiding to nothing sevenair in trying to convince pro-EU people of any benefit of Brexit. The bottom line is that UK business will have to "cut their cloth" to whatever is decided by the politicians on each side. The CEO`s of any company who`s business will be adversely affected b...

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by Tedd
Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leahy: A380 could have had better engine technology
Replies: 154
Views: 17068

Re: Leahy: A380 could have had better engine technology

I believe the A380 got two pretty good engines as it turned out, I also think he should be grateful for the fact. To have a choice of engine was a big plus for the airlines too. Both GP 7200 & Trent 900 have been reliable & done millions of hours in service, with no icing, or blade coating p...

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by Tedd
Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Qantas Indigenous Livery
Replies: 35
Views: 6170

Re: New Qantas Indigenous Livery

Sorry to break-up the party, to my eye the livery is a mess to the point where it makes the beautiful Dreamliner look ordinary. Well you are entitled to your opinion, of course, but it does show off your ignorance of Indigenous Australian art. There is a reason that all the Ozzies on here are almos...

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by Tedd
Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Qantas Indigenous Livery
Replies: 35
Views: 6170

Re: New Qantas Indigenous Livery

Sorry to break-up the party, to my eye the livery is a mess to the point where it
makes the beautiful Dreamliner look ordinary.

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by Tedd
Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Emirates firms up order for up to 36 additional A380s
Replies: 494
Views: 58077

Re: Emirates signs a commitment for 36 additional A380's

It`s rumoured that the GP 7200 may get a PIP to make it compete more favourably with Trent 900. Since EA weren`t interested in updating the engine at the time of the last order which was virtually double this one, I`m sceptical that there really is competition for this latest order. If EA is willin...

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by Tedd
Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Emirates firms up order for up to 36 additional A380s
Replies: 494
Views: 58077

Re: Emirates signs a commitment for 36 additional A380's

It will be interesting to see whether EK orders GE or Rolls-Royce engines. It`s rumoured that the GP 7200 may get a PIP to make it compete more favourably with Trent 900. Since EA weren`t interested in updating the engine at the time of the last order which was virtually double this one, I`m scepti...

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by Tedd
Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: PW1100G aft hub modification failure
Replies: 53
Views: 4594

Re: PW1100G aft hub modification failure, deliveries halted

Didn't PW assure everyone that they had spent 20 years developing the GTF and that they had it all figured out? Ironically, the issues are not related to the gearbox itself which performs as expected. The main issues are related to other components. Well and good, but does it really matter? Bottom ...

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by Tedd
Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't TAP Portugal acquire Boeing's any more?
Replies: 39
Views: 6846

Re: Why doesn't TAP Portugal acquire Boeing's any more?

It`s important to note that TAP is a business & they make decisions based on what`s best for them at the time. Don`t be in any doubt that if Boeing come up with an aircraft that suits their need in the future ( MOM perhaps ) that they`ll go ahead and order. It would be self defeating to have any...

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by Tedd
Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines A330-300 nasty engine failure in flight
Replies: 38
Views: 14032

Re: Singapore Airlines A330-300 nasty engine failure in flight

Rolls Royce Trent 772 proves to be quite problematic, maybe due to its sheer 60% market share that it seems more frequent. This new case is one of the many recorded since its entry into service: Feb 1, 2018: Cathay Pacific Airways A330-343 B-HLN CX913 HKG-MNL June 12, 2017: China Eastern Airlines A...

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by Tedd
Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 4358

Re: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018

I wonder if Boeing is using the Dreamlifters to bring in large plane parts from Japan like the fuselage panel shown above? Being alloy won`t the fuselage & wings be built in-house like previous triple 7 models? Even if wings are carbon-fibre covered ( didn`t they buy an autoclave for the wings?...

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by Tedd
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why has Boeing ceded the 777-200 / 300 replacement to Airbus ?
Replies: 270
Views: 29753

Re: Why has Boeing ceded the 777-200 / 300 replacement to Airbus ?

I look on it slightly differently. I think the airlines must be incredibly happy that they now have a good choice of frames for operations that were once the preserve of the 777W. It means that they can get good prices as there is no longer a monopoly supplier. :checkmark: These were my thoughts, a...

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by Tedd
Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Emirates firms up order for up to 36 additional A380s
Replies: 494
Views: 58077

Re: Emirates signs a commitment for 36 additional A380's

Appreciate those data points Revelation, thanks mate.

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by Tedd
Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Emirates firms up order for up to 36 additional A380s
Replies: 494
Views: 58077

Re: Emirates signs a commitment for 36 additional A380's

AFAIK there is only one Qantas A380 with EA engines left on order. Wasn't the delivery of that plane planed for this year (2018)? EK is using a higher trust variant of the RR Trent900 for their 52 A380s.. You are correct that EK went with the higher powered Trent 900, the only other A380 operator t...

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by Tedd
Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Emirates firms up order for up to 36 additional A380s
Replies: 494
Views: 58077

Re: Emirates signs a commitment for 36 additional A380's

Smart for Emirates to go back to EA away from the RR engine. EA's engine has been and, apparently according to RR, will always be better, since RR is not going to develop the Trent 900 any further. So it looks like RR will stay behind the GE/PW power for the foreseeable future. /not that I'm surpri...

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by Tedd
Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Emirates firms up order for up to 36 additional A380s
Replies: 494
Views: 58077

Re: Emirates signs a commitment for 36 additional A380's

AFAIK there is only one Qantas A380 with EA engines left on order. Wasn't the delivery of that plane planed for this year (2018)? EK is using a higher trust variant of the RR Trent900 for their 52 A380s.. Did I read that right? Qantas have rollers. You bet, they went with Trent 972`s highest thrust...

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by Tedd
Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Emirates firms up order for up to 36 additional A380s
Replies: 494
Views: 58077

Re: Emirates signs a commitment for 36 additional A380's

I`m very surprised by this. During the last competition between these two engines wasn`t it the case that EA weren`t willing to improve the GP7200, but that RR were willing to PIP the Trent 900, & one of the reasons Trent won out? EA was not willing to commit to further PIPs, even when there is...

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by Tedd
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Emirates firms up order for up to 36 additional A380s
Replies: 494
Views: 58077

Re: Emirates signs a commitment for 36 additional A380's

Looks like the EA GP7200 may have a shot with the new order and stay in production afterall. Deal is expected to be firmed by Feb 15th. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-01-22/ge-engine-venture-may-oust-rolls-from-emirates-a380-contract And another deal expected to follow soon. I`m very ...

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by Tedd
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Emirates firms up order for up to 36 additional A380s
Replies: 494
Views: 58077

Re: Emirates signs a commitment for 36 additional A380's

AFAIK there is only one Qantas A380 with EA engines left on order. Wasn't the delivery of that plane planed for this year (2018)? EK is using a higher trust variant of the RR Trent900 for their 52 A380s.. You are correct that EK went with the higher powered Trent 900, the only other A380 operator t...

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by Tedd
Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Emirates firms up order for up to 36 additional A380s
Replies: 494
Views: 58077

Re: Emirates signs a commitment for 36 additional A380's

Looks like the EA GP7200 may have a shot with the new order and stay in production afterall. Deal is expected to be firmed by Feb 15th. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-01-22/ge-engine-venture-may-oust-rolls-from-emirates-a380-contract And another deal expected to follow soon. I`m very ...

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by Tedd
Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s
Replies: 332
Views: 57142

Re: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s

Airlines the world over are downsizing plane size. No they are not - average aircraft size has been increasing every year for ~30 years now. :yes: While an airline replacing 747s with smaller, more efficient planes grabs the headlines here, the growth in average plane size is being driven from the ...

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by Tedd
Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s
Replies: 332
Views: 57142

Re: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s

Well the 777W is all GE and if their relationship is that bad...... I doubt the relationship BA has with GE is all that bad. Leaving aside problems with the GE-90 in the early days which were well sorted eventually ( it was a new engine after all, & problems can occur after EIS ) it wouldn`t ha...

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by Tedd
Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s
Replies: 332
Views: 57142

Re: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s

Considering RR has been the engine choice for all of EKs recent A380s and all of BAs A380s, this could be very good news for RR and if an order is signed then we might see a potential PIP. Agreed, I doubt EK will deviate from another RR order, but on a future PIP to the T900, wasn`t it suggested th...

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by Tedd
Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018
Replies: 210
Views: 47840

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

I think the fact that there are only 2 US airlines operating the 787 is the issue.... Especially since the UA deliveries are basically done outside of the 787-10, few more 789s left. What`s the "issue"? Delta went with the A350, I see it as a healthy representation of sales worldwide of b...

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by Tedd
Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018
Replies: 210
Views: 47840

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Notable how few are going to US airlines. Boeing treads a parlous line with its challenges to globalization. I think the fact that there are only 2 US airlines operating the 787 is the issue.... Especially since the UA deliveries are basically done outside of the 787-10, few more 789s left. What`s ...

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by Tedd
Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BHX and TATL
Replies: 37
Views: 4656

Re: BHX and TATL

Proximity to London.........Simples.

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by Tedd
Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Trent1000 EASA AD
Replies: 28
Views: 2944

Re: Trent1000 EASA AD

Guys, chill. This emergency AD applies to only FIFTEEN OR FEWER engines. Look at the applicability section of the document. Fifteen engine serial numbers are listed, and allowance is made for previously accomplished service bulletin compliance. Furthermore, it only requires de-pairing of the engine...

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by Tedd
Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Trent1000 EASA AD
Replies: 28
Views: 2944

Re: Trent1000 EASA AD

This must be costing RR a fortune. Am I correct that this was due to a new production process in regard to the coating on the turbine blades? Whatever the reason for the change, whether it be to save money or to speed up the process, it`s turned out to be a disaster for the reputation of this partic...

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by Tedd
Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates A380 Engine Failure While Departing Dubai
Replies: 40
Views: 14961

Re: Emirates A380 Engine Failure While Departing Dubai

Every 800 cycles! What! That’s insane if true. It's not for all Trent 900s. 972B-84 is a higher thrust version. Initially, EK planned to delay RR A380 deliveries but a "resolution" was reached between EK and RR. https://www.airinsight.com/emirates-a380-rolls-royce/ Nice link. So it is 3,5...

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by Tedd
Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates A380 Engine Failure While Departing Dubai
Replies: 40
Views: 14961

Re: Emirates A380 Engine Failure While Departing Dubai

dtw2hyd wrote:
downdata wrote:
Cant wait until they switch to all RR engines.


Why? Are you looking forward to more off-wing mx? They already have a few.


Not heard of any off wing work on Emirates A380`s for their Trent 900`s......pray tell!

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by Tedd
Fri Dec 15, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Retro 77W Coming Soon?
Replies: 18
Views: 4973

Re: British Airways Retro 77W Coming Soon?

Why not extra revenue from advertising? What about "PEPSI" in white font on a blue A380 :)

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by Tedd
Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will Delta replace the 777 fleet with and is DAL going to order more?
Replies: 81
Views: 13161

Re: What will Delta replace the 777 fleet with and is DAL going to order more?

Well, I dont see A350's as a B744 substitute. The only plane to replace B744 are B74H or A388. It's sounds to me like an opportunity. Less capacity in order to reduce costs. I also don't see the Delta's 777 being replaced in less than 10 years. DL already has the oldest fleet in USA, and from what ...

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by Tedd
Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will Delta replace the 777 fleet with and is DAL going to order more?
Replies: 81
Views: 13161

Re: What will Delta replace the 777 fleet with and is DAL going to order more?

I think AA with take a very long look at the -1000 too.......I do like to speculate! Don't bet money on it. Once AA converts their order, there will be no A350s at AA. The 777 is too prominent, which leaves the door open for the 779 eventually, and there are far too many 787 options. --- As for DL,...

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by Tedd
Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will Delta replace the 777 fleet with and is DAL going to order more?
Replies: 81
Views: 13161

Re: What will Delta replace the 777 fleet with and is DAL going to order more?

Wow, I didn't know Airbus is an automatic lock to land all future Delta orders......... Probably not, but the -1000 is a very attractive proposition. If their A350-900`s perform as they hope wouldn`t it be natural to assume they`d check out the bigger aircraft that's more the size of the B777. I th...

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by Tedd
Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4439
Views: 1508763

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

Enzo & Karel, thanks for confirming what I had remembered very vaguely re cold weather testing
facility for A359..........I wasn`t imagining it!

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by Tedd
Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4439
Views: 1508763

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

MKE flight testing of -1000 with XL seems very slow with very little flying over last seven days. Anyone with updates? The problem with cold weather testing is that you spend a lot of time with cold soak and then very little time testing as everything will warm up quickly while testing and then you...

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by Tedd
Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will Delta replace the 777 fleet with and is DAL going to order more?
Replies: 81
Views: 13161

Re: What will Delta replace the 777 fleet with and is DAL going to order more?

molitvic20 wrote:
Jesus Chris, Delta is going all Airbus.


Once a company gets a foot in the door........:)

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by Tedd
Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will Delta replace the 777 fleet with and is DAL going to order more?
Replies: 81
Views: 13161

Re: What will Delta replace the 777 fleet with and is DAL going to order more?

Whatever Airbus offers them. A350-1000 most likely. Wow, I didn't know Airbus is an automatic lock to land all future Delta orders......... Probably not, but the -1000 is a very attractive proposition. If their A350-900`s perform as they hope wouldn`t it be natural to assume they`d check out the bi...

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by Tedd
Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels: Why such a big chaos with so little snow
Replies: 44
Views: 8692

Re: Brussels: Why such a big chaos with so little snow

Yesterday 300+ flights cancelled, flights diverted to AMS, DUS... Hundreds of people having to sleep at the airport assisted by the Red Cross- Confusion and anger all over the place. Difficult to understand. Your (insider) views most welcome... Because they aren't Russians or Scandinavians. On the ...

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by Tedd
Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4439
Views: 1508763

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

Thanks for posting the terrific vid. Congrats to Qatar & Airbus, looks absolutely fantastic.

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by Tedd
Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS to lease 4 A332's to cover 789 downtime
Replies: 190
Views: 55344

Re: VS to lease 4 A332's to cover 789 downtime

I’m not sure why people assume it’s something to do with fan blades. It’s got nothing to do with fanblades so composite or not it won’t make any difference. Earlier on in the thread people used the term “fan” which could only mean the fan. Upon further research it’s not the fan and that’s my bad th...

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by Tedd
Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS to lease 4 A332's to cover 789 downtime
Replies: 190
Views: 55344

Re: VS to lease 4 A332's to cover 789 downtime

Rolls Royce almost caused the demis of the Lockheed 1011 aircraft as its engine had problems and the British government had to bail Rolls Royce of out of bankruptcy. Qantas has a Rolls powered A380 , VH-OQA, that exploded in flight due an oil leak caused by a failed oil seal on one of it's engines ...

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by Tedd
Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar A321 destroyed by fire at DOH
Replies: 99
Views: 35524

Re: Qatar A321 destroyed by fire at DOH

I`d speculate it is repairable, & that Qatar will go ahead & do it.

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by Tedd
Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4439
Views: 1508763

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

Aircellist wrote:
What? I've had the time to rehearse the Messiah three times and to play it in concert once, and there is still no picture of the QR A35K FF? What could be taking so much time?


Patience is a virtuoso :)

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by Tedd
Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4439
Views: 1508763

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

Eyad89 wrote:
Is it only me, or does anyone else have a hard time telling A359 and A35K apart? :D

I had to stare at the photo for like 5 seconds to realize they are not 2 A359s.


No, I had to stare at the photo for 5 seconds to realise they were not 2 A350-1000`s :)

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by Tedd
Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4439
Views: 1508763

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

Will there be a few days/weeks of familiarization when Qatar's -1000 gets delivered or will it proceed into service immediately? I`d speculate that there would be no need. Qatar know the -900 so well, & with not too much difference between the types I reckon they could use it "out-of-the-b...

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by Tedd
Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS to lease 4 A332's to cover 789 downtime
Replies: 190
Views: 55344

Re: VS to lease 4 A332's to cover 789 downtime

It took a year to repair the aircraft and Rolls Royce had to cover the cost of the repair and lost revenue One should bear in mind there that QF are rather protective of their no-hull-loss-accidents record for jet operations, meaning that while yes it did take a year to restore the aircraft to serv...

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by Tedd
Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Incident: ANZ B789 near Auckland on Dec 5th 2017, engine shut down in flight
Replies: 44
Views: 13780

Re: Incident: ANZ B789 near Auckland on Dec 5th 2017, engine shut down in flight

I only posted it because the Trent 1000 engines have been having issues of late. I suppose it could be turned into a discussion whether the Trent 1000 TEN will be solid fix. No need to reproach yourself because someone doesn`t like it. This will be of interest certainly in the context of issues you...

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