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BALandorLivery
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BA 777's - Why 2 Different Engine Types?

Wed Jan 19, 2005 2:06 am

Does anyone know why British Airways has both the GE90 and RR Trent powerplants on its Boeing 777 fleet?

The aircraft registered G-YMM_ have the RR Trents but all the others eg G-VII_ have the GE90's

BA has a long history with Rolls Royce, so why the GE90 selection?

 
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RE: BA 777's - Why 2 Different Engine Types?

Wed Jan 19, 2005 2:12 am

As far as I know, the Trents weren't available when BA's first 777's came out, so they decided to take their first few with the GE's until the RR's could be fitted to new deliveries.
 
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RE: BA 777's - Why 2 Different Engine Types?

Wed Jan 19, 2005 2:20 am

So how long after production began were the Trents available, because BA has quite a few GE90 powered 777's?
 
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RE: BA 777's - Why 2 Different Engine Types?

Wed Jan 19, 2005 2:21 am

Search for this topic in Tech/Ops and you will get copious information.

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RE: BA 777's - Why 2 Different Engine Types?

Wed Jan 19, 2005 2:30 am

The link is http://www.airliners.net/discussions/tech_ops/read.main/104653/ and the question is answered from Reply #5.

MOL on SRB's latest attack at BA: "It's like a little Chihuahua barking at a dying Labrador. Nobody cares."
 
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RE: BA 777's - Why 2 Different Engine Types?

Wed Jan 19, 2005 2:37 am

It was a rather 'strange' deal in that BA 'sold' it's Engine Overhaul Department in Treforest, Wales, to General Electric, at the same time as BA 'purchased' the GE engines for the initial 777s.

There have been some pretty horrendous stories with regard to some of the BA engines being serviced in recent times!

A subsidiary of GE is GE Insurance which is the chosen travel insurance company for the British Airways Executive Club members.

That's (business) Life!


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