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Shock Announcement - 737 With CFM Engines

Wed Jun 21, 2006 5:58 am

according to the article below DJ has picked CFM engines for their latest order of 737-800s - I bet that was a hard fought contest between CFM and all the other manufacturers supplying 737NG engines  sarcastic 

http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=107720

Australian airline Virgin Blue has picked CFM International, a joint venture between General Electric Co and France's Safran, to supply engines for its new Boeing jets, Safran says.

Safran said the order for CFM56-7B engines to power nine Boeing 737-800 aircraft was worth about $US100 million ($A136 million) at list price. Delivery is scheduled for between 2008 and 2010.
 
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RE: Shock Announcement - 737 With CFM Engines

Wed Jun 21, 2006 6:23 am

Quoting Kiwiandrew (Thread starter):
CFM engines for their latest order of 737-800s - I bet that was a hard fought contest between CFM and all the other manufacturers supplying 737NG engines

Uhmm I thought the only engine that is certified for the 737NG program was CFM.
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RE: Shock Announcement - 737 With CFM Engines

Wed Jun 21, 2006 6:27 am

Doesn't seem like breaking news to me, as I was on an America West 733 with CFM engines a couple of months ago.
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RE: Shock Announcement - 737 With CFM Engines

Wed Jun 21, 2006 6:30 am

Excellent news. Do we have any idea how that will affect future 737NG orders? As in, is CFM now more likely to supply engines for future 737 that will be ordered?

Also, how does this affect their position on the A340-300?
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RE: Shock Announcement - 737 With CFM Engines

Wed Jun 21, 2006 6:50 am

Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 1):
Uhmm I thought the only engine that is certified for the 737NG program was CFM.

Exactly.. I guess his post should have siad dripping with sarcasm...

Hardly news worthy... it would be like if a news release got put out for every 777-300er/777 -200lr purchase stating that the carrier had selected GE engines..
 
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RE: Shock Announcement - 737 With CFM Engines

Wed Jun 21, 2006 6:53 am

Hey, such news is important as well, just like China Southern's news that their CAN-LAX flight will go from 5x weekly to daily! I mean, can you imagine that, 2 additional weekly frequencies? Personally, I am at total awe at news like these.

*end sarcasm in case it wasn't obvious*
 
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RE: Shock Announcement - 737 With CFM Engines

Wed Jun 21, 2006 6:57 am

In other news, I understand that British Airways has upgraded BA 268/9 and BA 282/3 to Los Angeles from 7x weekly to daily.
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RE: Shock Announcement - 737 With CFM Engines

Wed Jun 21, 2006 6:58 am

I thought they already had CFM engines on the 738, DL and SY I know for a fact does
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RE: Shock Announcement - 737 With CFM Engines

Wed Jun 21, 2006 7:02 am

Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 1):
Uhmm I thought the only engine that is certified for the 737NG program was CFM.



Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 1):
Doesn't seem like breaking news to me, as I was on an America West 733 with CFM engines a couple of months ago.

And I thought it was irony Americans weren't meant to get, lol!

[Edited 2006-06-21 00:03:44]
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RE: Shock Announcement - 737 With CFM Engines

Wed Jun 21, 2006 7:10 am

Quoting AirxLiban (Reply 6):
In other news, I understand that British Airways has upgraded BA 268/9 and BA 282/3 to Los Angeles from 7x weekly to daily.

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RE: Shock Announcement - 737 With CFM Engines

Wed Jun 21, 2006 7:12 am

Quoting FlyCaledonian (Reply 8):
Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 1):
Doesn't seem like breaking news to me, as I was on an America West 733 with CFM engines a couple of months ago.

Never said that.

And yes....the 733-739 are equipped with CFM's ONLY!
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RE: Shock Announcement - 737 With CFM Engines

Wed Jun 21, 2006 7:25 am

He did show the sarcastic smilie right at the beginning!

That reporter and/or PR people are certainly earning their pay.  sarcastic 
 
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RE: Shock Announcement - 737 With CFM Engines

Wed Jun 21, 2006 7:29 am

I'm surprised we didn't get a wave of "OMG THE 737 ONLY HAS CFM ENGINES!" posts within the first minute this thread was posted.

Some aviation geeks you are!  Wink
 
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RE: Shock Announcement - 737 With CFM Engines

Wed Jun 21, 2006 7:38 am

 laughing 

Even at only 13 replies thus far, this thread is already hilarious on so many levels...
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RE: Shock Announcement - 737 With CFM Engines

Wed Jun 21, 2006 7:44 am

This is fantastic news for CFM - congratulations to all those involved in pullin this deal off.

(yes I know - I'm just playing along  Wink )
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RE: Shock Announcement - 737 With CFM Engines

Wed Jun 21, 2006 7:50 am

Can barely contain myself - simply shocking!

The message I am about to post is too short and probably not of any higher value to the topic at hand. I should think long and hard before posting a message in this forum and make it detailed and a valuable addition to the topic discussed.

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RE: Shock Announcement - 737 With CFM Engines

Wed Jun 21, 2006 8:29 am

Quoting FlyCaledonian (Reply 8):
And I thought it was irony Americans weren't meant to get, lol!

Hey, I resent that!! Not fair!


It's a good choice, the CFM. Far superior to the alternative for the 737. I think we'll all agree with that.
 
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RE: Shock Announcement - 737 With CFM Engines

Wed Jun 21, 2006 10:04 am

Quoting AA737-823 (Reply 16):
Far superior to the alternative for the 737.

I assume you are talking about the 737-GL (glider). It is towed to altitude behind a 777 and released. Unfortunately, due to range constraints, the aircraft is only to be used on short legs.

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RE: Shock Announcement - 737 With CFM Engines

Wed Jun 21, 2006 10:21 am

Will Rolls Royce and Pratt & Whitney be able to recover?  Big grin
 
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RE: Shock Announcement - 737 With CFM Engines

Wed Jun 21, 2006 10:23 am

Was it the 739ER or the 737RS that was being evaluated with both CFM56 and RR engines?
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RE: Shock Announcement - 737 With CFM Engines

Wed Jun 21, 2006 11:03 am

Quoting Kiwiandrew (Thread starter):

        

Wow. The kicker for me was that this was a separate press release from the original 738 order announcement.

[Edited 2006-06-21 04:09:19]
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RE: Shock Announcement - 737 With CFM Engines

Wed Jun 21, 2006 11:12 am

Oh, man! I really thought the new study about the fuel efficiency gained with the "high speed, low drag" nacelle that houses the JT-8D was going to give that program a resurgent boost!
 
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RE: Shock Announcement - 737 With CFM Engines

Wed Jun 21, 2006 2:42 pm

Long time listener, first time caller, but thought I might as well make my first post as a congrats to CFM on their great accomplishment, amazing achievement, and well-fought battle.

I hear their next announcement will be for a deal to re-engine all of NW's DC-9s.

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RE: Shock Announcement - 737 With CFM Engines

Wed Jun 21, 2006 2:58 pm

Wow, that is one of the most redundant news articles i've ever read.

On other news, P&W was awarded a contract to be the sole provider of engines for AA's JT8 powered MD-80s for the next 10 years. RR and GE did not bother participating in the competition for the contract. 

[Edited 2006-06-21 07:59:39]
 
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RE: Shock Announcement - 737 With CFM Engines

Wed Jun 21, 2006 3:27 pm

Wow... half the ppl that replied to this are idiots. Either don't know their airplanes or don't get sarcasm...
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RE: Shock Announcement - 737 With CFM Engines

Wed Jun 21, 2006 5:51 pm

Quoting AirxLiban (Reply 6):
In other news, I understand that British Airways has upgraded BA 268/9 and BA 282/3 to Los Angeles from 7x weekly to daily.

But 7x weekly doesn't necessarily mean daily! It could be Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday x 2 and Sunday!

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RE: Shock Announcement - 737 With CFM Engines

Wed Jun 21, 2006 8:28 pm

The more interesting question is, what is IAE going to do about its poor sales record on the 737? scratchchin 
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RE: Shock Announcement - 737 With CFM Engines

Thu Jun 22, 2006 12:04 am

Where does that leave Qantas in all of this? Are they as shocked as the rest of us?
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RE: Shock Announcement - 737 With CFM Engines

Thu Jun 22, 2006 12:09 am

Quoting PurdueAv2003 (Reply 17):
Quoting AA737-823 (Reply 16):Far superior to the alternative for the 737.

I assume you are talking about the 737-GL (glider). It is towed to altitude behind a 777 and released. Unfortunately, due to range constraints, the aircraft is only to be used on short legs.

I suppose we shall very soon see a new ENOPS 33 ruling (Extended No engine Operations...)...
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RE: Shock Announcement - 737 With CFM Engines

Thu Jun 22, 2006 12:23 am

Wow Boeing 737 with CFM-56, come on now everybody in knows plane knows 737 has CFM-56 that's not news. Now if there is a article about 737NG powered by P&W or RR engines that would news.



PS: Sorry if this sound mean because really nice guy, but this is something everybody that likes plane should know. Please do not take it personal.
 
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RE: Shock Announcement - 737 With CFM Engines

Thu Jun 22, 2006 12:49 am

Quoting 747400sp (Reply 29):
Wow Boeing 737 with CFM-56, come on now everybody in knows plane knows 737 has CFM-56 that's not news. Now if there is a article about 737NG powered by P&W or RR engines that would news.

PS: Sorry if this sound mean because really nice guy, but this is something everybody that likes plane should know. Please do not take it personal.

I think most people do know they are just playing along. Although your statement is incorrect as 737-100/200 were powered by PW  Wink
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RE: Shock Announcement - 737 With CFM Engines

Thu Jun 22, 2006 12:53 am

Quoting Scbriml (Reply 26):
The more interesting question is, what is IAE going to do about its poor sales record on the 737?

Give up as any freakish combination of those nations should do as a matter of simple common decency.
 
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RE: Shock Announcement - 737 With CFM Engines

Thu Jun 22, 2006 1:45 am

That's no surprise, don't you know that CFM is giving their engines away almost for free...
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RE: Shock Announcement - 737 With CFM Engines

Thu Jun 22, 2006 4:03 am

Quoting AirxLiban (Reply 6):
In other news, I understand that British Airways has upgraded BA 268/9 and BA 282/3 to Los Angeles from 7x weekly to daily

Thanks for that
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RE: Shock Announcement - 737 With CFM Engines

Thu Jun 22, 2006 4:58 am

Quoting Pl4nekr4zy (Reply 24):
Either don't know their airplanes or don't get sarcasm

Maybe a little of both! But on the contrary, brand impressionism requires multiple exposures to individuals. CFM needs to be mentioned at least three times for someone to remember it. By mentioning the product, CFM, multiple times you get used to its sound and when faced with the purchase of a new engine, you choose CFM. Understand?

Off to buy stock in CFM...