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Finnair Select RR Trent 1700 For A350

Mon Mar 20, 2006 6:35 pm

FINNAIR PLC PRESS RELEASE 20 March 2006

ROLLS-ROYCE ENGINES FOR FINNAIR'S NEW AIRCRAFT

Finnair has selected the engines that will power the new long- haul aircraft it will acquire at the beginning of the next decade. The new generation Airbus A350 aircraft will be fitted with Trent 1700 engines, manufactured by Rolls-Royce. At list prices, the value of the order is nearly 400 million euros. Finnair has fixed orders for nine wide-bodied aircraft and options for four more.

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Finnair Plc
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20 March 2006

Additional information: Kimmo Soini, Senior Vice President, Finnair
Technical Services tel. +358 9 818 6435
-0- Mar/20/2006 9:00 GMT

Some good news for RR

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RE: Finnair Select RR Trent 1700 For A350

Mon Mar 20, 2006 6:37 pm

Very interesting. So that would be the launch order for the Trent 1700. Interesting, too, that Finnair are a GE customer on their MD-11s with no history of buying RR. (They even bought PW for their 757s.)
 
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RE: Finnair Select RR Trent 1700 For A350

Mon Mar 20, 2006 6:48 pm

From the RR Press Release;

Finnair becomes 53rd customer for the Trent series engines.

On the Trent 1700;

Final engine configuration and selection of technologies is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2007, and parts manufacturing will begin in early 2008. The first Trent 1700 will be ground tested in the first half of 2009.

Later that year the engine will make its maiden flight on a flying test bed, followed by airworthiness certification and first flight on the A350, both in 2010.


That is not on their site, it is a Filing with the London Stock Exchange

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RE: Finnair Select RR Trent 1700 For A350

Mon Mar 20, 2006 7:07 pm

 
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RE: Finnair Select RR Trent 1700 For A350

Mon Mar 20, 2006 7:13 pm

Congratulations to RR. This is sure a great vote of confidence towards the T1700.

Its going to be interesting to see who else jumps on board the Trent family for the A350 series.

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RE: Finnair Select RR Trent 1700 For A350

Mon Mar 20, 2006 8:52 pm

Quoting PM (Reply 1):
with no history of buying RR

Not quite so, the first Finnair jets, Caravelle IAs were powered by RR Avon turbo-jets. They were later upgraded to Caravelle III standard and sold back to SUD in exchange for 10B3-models, aka the Super Caravelle. I know that is ancient history, but so am I old 
 
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RE: Finnair Select RR Trent 1700 For A350

Mon Mar 20, 2006 8:54 pm

Quoting WINGS (Reply 4):
Its going to be interesting to see who else jumps on board the Trent family for the A350 series.

I think we can predict Yemenia with some confidence. And, who knows? Perhaps an airline close to your heart?  Wink
 
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RE: Finnair Select RR Trent 1700 For A350

Mon Mar 20, 2006 9:50 pm

Quoting PM (Reply 6):

I think we can predict Yemenia with some confidence. And, who knows? Perhaps an airline close to your heart?

All is possible PM. Their is still no word out as to which power plant Tap Portugal have chosen for their new built A330 and A350.

I would expect GE to have an edge mainly due to the CFM on their A320 and A340 fleet + GE on their A310 fleet.

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RE: Finnair Select RR Trent 1700 For A350

Mon Mar 20, 2006 9:55 pm

Quoting WINGS (Reply 7):
I would expect GE to have an edge mainly due to the CFM on their A320 and A340 fleet + GE on their A310 fleet.

Rather similar to the CFM/GE combination on Finnair...  Wink
 
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RE: Finnair Select RR Trent 1700 For A350

Mon Mar 20, 2006 11:36 pm

Quoting PM (Reply 8):

Rather similar to the CFM/GE combination on Finnair...

Well that's true. In Tap's case they operated the A310-300 with GE. I doubt it very much if they were to go PW with the new built A330 and then swap their A350 order to GE or RR.

This order should be one winner takes all. In this case for both the A330 and A350.

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