Joni
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Rolls Royce Gets Loan To Build A380 Engine

Mon Oct 22, 2001 4:55 pm


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
 
hkgspotter1
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RE: Rolls Royce Gets Loan To Build A380 Engine

Mon Oct 22, 2001 5:01 pm

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

THE A380 WILL NEVER BE BUILT !!!

Come on.
 
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RE: Rolls Royce Gets Loan To Build A380 Engine

Mon Oct 22, 2001 6:01 pm


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.

 
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RE: Rolls Royce Gets Loan To Build A380 Engine

Mon Oct 22, 2001 6:34 pm

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.
 
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RE: Rolls Royce Gets Loan To Build A380 Engine

Mon Oct 22, 2001 6:53 pm

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.

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RE: Rolls Royce Gets Loan To Build A380 Engine

Mon Oct 22, 2001 7:32 pm

Now THAT would be fancy.. Having an A380 of your own.. Rrrrr...
 
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RE: Rolls Royce Gets Loan To Build A380 Engine

Mon Oct 22, 2001 8:40 pm

Holy cow!! A380 all for me?!?! If only i have the money....:D
 
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RE: Rolls Royce Gets Loan To Build A380 Engine

Mon Oct 22, 2001 8:44 pm

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?
 
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RE: Rolls Royce Gets Loan To Build A380 Engine

Mon Oct 22, 2001 10:50 pm

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.
 
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RE: Rolls Royce Gets Loan To Build A380 Engine

Mon Oct 22, 2001 11:03 pm

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
 
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RE: Rolls Royce Gets Loan To Build A380 Engine

Mon Oct 22, 2001 11:07 pm

A person with a Boeing product in their user name not liking the A380 ?????. Na !!!
 
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RE: Rolls Royce Gets Loan To Build A380 Engine

Tue Oct 23, 2001 2:11 am

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.
 
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RE: Rolls Royce Gets Loan To Build A380 Engine

Tue Oct 23, 2001 2:49 am

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.

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Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Staten, Uptown, what now? Lets make it happen.
 
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RE: Rolls Royce Gets Loan To Build A380 Engine

Tue Oct 23, 2001 3:07 am

I thought the tristar was out of production...
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RE: Rolls Royce Gets Loan To Build A380 Engine

Tue Oct 23, 2001 7:51 am

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.