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Error In Boeing's Order/delivery Pages?

Sun Jul 22, 2007 10:56 pm

I recently looked in Boeing's pages on orders and deliveries, and I noticed something weird. When doing a user-defined report for MD-90 orders and deliveries on all dates from all customers, the engine listed is wrong. All of the MD-90s ordered are listed as having RR engines, while in reality, they are IAE engines. Why would Boeing make this mistake? It should either be "IA" or "IE".

Also, I have found something unusual on the 717 orders/deliveries as well: some of the 717 orders are listed with "RR" in the engine column, while some are listed with "BR". I think "BR" means BMW/Rolls-Royce.
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RE: Error In Boeing's Order/delivery Pages?

Sun Jul 22, 2007 11:05 pm

If you want to point out all the mistakes on Boeing's and Airbus' Web pages, you could edit an encyclopedia !!

In the case you mention, you could E-Mail their PR dept. to signal the mistake

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RE: Error In Boeing's Order/delivery Pages?

Sun Jul 22, 2007 11:07 pm

Quoting 1337Delta764 (Thread starter):
All of the MD-90s ordered are listed as having RR engines, while in reality, they are IAE engines. Why would Boeing make this mistake? It should either be "IA" or "IE".

Rolls Royce is one of the partners in IAE (along with Pratt and Whitney, MTU Aero Engines, and Japanese Aero Engines Corporation [Which is made up of Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries]), in addition, the original designation for the engine was the RJ500-35, and is based on a design originally developed by Rolls Royce and JAEC called the RJ500. This engine was developed for the 737-300, but the engine program was canceled. So technically, the V2500 could be considered a RR engine since it is derived from a RR-developed engine.

Quoting 1337Delta764 (Thread starter):
Also, I have found something unusual on the 717 orders/deliveries as well: some of the 717 orders are listed with "RR" in the engine column, while some are listed with "BR". I think "BR" means BMW/Rolls-Roy

Early on, the engines were considered to be BMW-RR engines, but with RR buying out BMW's stake in the BMW-RR joint venture, that subsidiary became known as Rolls Royce Deutschland.