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Continental B777

Sun Sep 23, 2001 12:10 pm

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.

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RE: Continental B777

Sun Sep 23, 2001 12:12 pm

i believe the CO777 uses the GE90, which at least initaily was had some "issues"
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RE: Continental B777

Sun Sep 23, 2001 12:14 pm

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.

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RE: Continental B777

Sun Sep 23, 2001 12:15 pm

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

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RE: Continental B777

Sun Sep 23, 2001 12:17 pm

CO loves its 777s. It's the pride of the CO fleet. The GE90 had some original kinks, but they are worked out now.
 
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RE: Continental B777

Sun Sep 23, 2001 12:20 pm

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

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RE: Continental B777

Sun Sep 23, 2001 12:28 pm

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.
 
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RE: Continental B777

Sun Sep 23, 2001 12:35 pm

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

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RE: Continental B777

Sun Sep 23, 2001 12:38 pm

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?
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RE: Continental B777

Sun Sep 23, 2001 12:49 pm

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

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RE: Continental B777

Sun Sep 23, 2001 12:50 pm

From what I have heard the GE90 wasnt very reliable hence the early nickname of 'cripple seven'given to BA's fleet.
 
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RE: Continental B777

Sun Sep 23, 2001 2:48 pm

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

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RE: Continental B777

Sun Sep 23, 2001 4:42 pm

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.
 
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RE: Continental B777

Mon Sep 24, 2001 1:53 am

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

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RE: Continental B777

Mon Sep 24, 2001 2:16 am

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
 
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RE: Continental B777

Mon Sep 24, 2001 2:30 am

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..

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RE: Continental B777

Mon Sep 24, 2001 2:33 am

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.

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RE: Continental B777

Mon Sep 24, 2001 4:05 pm

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.

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