RupesNZ
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Engine Choice For New NZ Aircraft

Tue Jun 01, 2004 3:41 am

This article was in the New Zealand Herald this morning

http://tinyurl.com/2vuz2

They suggest that NZ is deciding between RR and GE engines for their new aircraft purchase - either B777 or A340, my understanding was that A340's are powered by CFM engines only?

Still the article suggests that NZ will be announcing their new engine and aircraft selection within the next two weeks.

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Rupert
 
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RE: Engine Choice For New NZ Aircraft

Tue Jun 01, 2004 3:56 am

A345 & A346 use the RR Trent500 only
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Leskova
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RE: Engine Choice For New NZ Aircraft

Tue Jun 01, 2004 3:57 am

The A340-200/300 series has CFMs, the -500/600 series has RR Trents.

Also - CFM is a joint venture between Snecma and GE.

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Frank
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RE: Engine Choice For New NZ Aircraft

Tue Jun 01, 2004 4:04 am

I enjoying flying in B777s and would be surprised if NZ did not choose the A340 series. That's my two cents. Will the introduction of the new aircraft coincide with the introduction of their new premium business class product?


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RE: Engine Choice For New NZ Aircraft

Tue Jun 01, 2004 6:17 am

Welcome to A.net Rupes.  Smile
 
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RE: Engine Choice For New NZ Aircraft

Tue Jun 01, 2004 7:25 am

Let's not forget that this order is to replace their 763 fleet as they have repeatedly stated that the 744 fleet will be around for at least another 7 years. So, I would expect a mixed offering from both manufacturers, probably 332/343 from Airbus and 7E7/772ER from Boeing. Can't see this being an order for 345/6 or 772LR/773ER. I think the article is plain wrong saying the 340 is the main offering from Airbus. Oh well, with an imminent decision, we don't have too long to wait.

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DfwRevolution
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RE: Engine Choice For New NZ Aircraft

Tue Jun 01, 2004 7:34 am

Won't the GENEX and GE90 use simmilar tech and components? If so, a common engine between the 7E7 and 777, and the twin preference at AirNZ, should help Boeing.
 
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RE: Engine Choice For New NZ Aircraft

Tue Jun 01, 2004 7:37 am

They could just get the A343 and have 1 engine in the whole fleet.
 
DfwRevolution
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RE: Engine Choice For New NZ Aircraft

Tue Jun 01, 2004 7:38 am

They could just get the A343 and have 1 engine in the whole fleet.

What about 767 replacement?
 
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RE: Engine Choice For New NZ Aircraft

Tue Jun 01, 2004 7:42 am

Alright then how about

A332 RRtrents
A345/6 RRtrents
A380 RRtrents (if they wanted to in the future)
 
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RE: Engine Choice For New NZ Aircraft

Tue Jun 01, 2004 10:17 am

Roberta-

"They could just get the A343 and have 1 engine in the whole fleet."

Wrong. Air New Zealand's A320s have IAE V2500s, which obviously clash with the hairdrying CFM's that power the A340-300. So, that wouldn't work.

I hope they go with the 777-200ER, as it will look better in NZ's color scheme  Big grin, but whichever aircraft helps NZ roll in the cash, I'll be content with  Smile.
 
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RE: Engine Choice For New NZ Aircraft

Tue Jun 01, 2004 10:29 am

The GENEX and the GE90 are wildly different engines, despite using a similar core.

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