Are COs B 777s the same as UALs or DLs??? If so then they can lease or purchase the unused B 772ERs of theirs.
's 777's are GE
90-90B (90,000lb's) powered
's 777's I THINK are PW
4090 (90,000lb's) powered
's 777's are RR
892's (90,000lb's) powered
So there are 2 different engines. I thought the same. I know that CO
is an airline that trys to have aircraft familiarity and with the addition of a new engine type that means more training and other issues that would just make it harder but if they want/need it that bad then that's what needs to be done.
They are in dire need for widebody a/c. US might be getting rid of a few 762's as is DL
. There are many AC
767's in the desert. If they want these 777 to be freed up a bit this might be the way to go. The only issue is that these a/c have passed hands so many times and are extremely old.
The other thing to do would be follow through with what orders they have left with Boeing. AA
too has a few 777's on order that they don't want yet. DL
says their keeping their orders....... So many options.
Can anyone tell me what the UA
powerplants are? I know they're P&W but what option?
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