Aviation Photo #1557193 Boeing 777-236 - British Airways

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Brand new GE90 almost installed, mechanics just finishing up the engine swap. An unusual sight at BOS. You gain a new respect and appreciation for the size of this engine when you see the mechanics up close and inside it!
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    Ronald J Stella
    British Airways
    Boeing 777-236
    Boeing 777-200
    Boeing 777-200
    Boeing
    27107
    15
    G-ZZZC
    Boston - General Edward Lawrence Logan International
    Massachusetts
    USA
    July 12, 2009
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Anonymous
8 years ago
This engine was not new, but freshly overhauled by the company I work for. Flown to BOS from STN on UR82029 An124
Anonymous
8 years ago
Wow! Spectacular photo...very high quality. The brand new engine looks massive with the engineers inside of it.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Stella's excellent composition raises the pix to art level.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Wow, such a big engine. This is weird espcially since I saw the antonov 124 carrying this engine landing in Boston.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Those men inside the engine . What would their qualifications be ? My little brother ( 6 lol- he LOVES this website) wants "to be the man who fixes the airplane engines, and waves the flashlights to show the pilots where they can park" :) . I'd imagine they'd have a degree ? in Mechanical Engineering ? or some particular type of technical\vocational course ?
Anonymous
8 years ago
I think she's smiling from all the "male attention"!
Anonymous
8 years ago
To answer the persons question about what degree. To work on an a/c as a mechanic, in the US you need an A&P Certification (google it). To be the guy with the wands and waves the planes in on the ramp, pretty all you need is a high school diploma.

Picture is perfect, until now I never understood how big those engines really are in comparison.
Anonymous
8 years ago
You have to love the GE 90! Huuuge. Nothin else to say, perfekct cpmparison.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Nice angle and an awesome engine. Here in Canada one would need an AME (Aircraft Maintenance Engineer) licence with an M2 classification and an endorsement on the Boeing 777-200 series to sign out the aircraft. To guide the aircraft on the ramp, only job-specific training on the job is required.
Anonymous
8 years ago
What a engine!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Awsome shot. The GE90 is really a great piece of engineering. Can't get my mind around it.
Wow
Anonymous
8 years ago
CFM-56 engine in backgroud on ATI DC-8 !
Stella captures this perspective perfectly.

Anonymous
8 years ago
GENERAL ELECTRIC GE90-76B
Anonymous
8 years ago
Over 16,000 unique visitors for this 1st place photo
@ 12:30 EDT 7/25/09 ...Congrats- The world is watching www.airliners.net !
Anonymous
8 years ago
Normally you'd expect the mechanics to use a protection mat to avoid any destruction to the acoustic liner panels in the air intake. otherwise graeat shot!
Anonymous
8 years ago
I love how this photo makes me feel so small, but in a good way.
Good lighting and an overall good composition!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Indeed, that engine is huge. Keep in mind that the engine has the same diameter as the 737 body. Wow!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Brilliant capture! 5*, also is this the AN124 that made a stop in CWL?
Anonymous
8 years ago
The photo really shows how big those engines are. Thanks for uploading it.

Badr
Anonymous
8 years ago
Congratulations on Photographer's choice, Ron! What a fantastic view! -Dan
Anonymous
8 years ago
Sharpen those blades...
Anonymous
8 years ago
THIS GIVES A SURREAL FEELING THAT FEW ARE PREVI TO.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Turn on the engines XD
Anonymous
8 years ago
These guys are the real heroes cause we are not worried about anything because of them, saludos desde El salvador - centro america
Anonymous
8 years ago
Nice shot !
Anonymous
7 years ago
Is it true that the engine of the 777 can house the fuselage of a 757? Jugding by this photo, it can't be far off.
Otherwise; great photo.
Anonymous
7 years ago
When your've got a window seat a jt9d looks much like a trent400. a photo such as this destroys that assumption
Anonymous
7 years ago
But where from comes this rattle?
Anonymous
7 years ago
Well captured, gives a sense of the real size of this big engine. Thanks for sharing with us.
Anonymous
7 years ago
"I'm tellin ya Pete duct tape won't work there!"
Anonymous
7 years ago
I wonder what will happens to these guys if the Jt suddenly runs.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Awesome!!! i remember that some of the first A380's engine diameter is as big as an MD-82. pretty extraordinary!!!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Nice capture of what looks like one guy telling the other "you missed a spot right here."

If this is a GE90 and it's on a 777-200 that is NOT an 'LR' then it's the 'baby 90'. The GE90's on the 200LR and 777-300ER are the big beasts which have the cross section of the 737 fuselage. This engine is still huge though...
Anonymous
7 years ago
That is soooooo big that you can get lost in that thing:) Nice photo
Anonymous
7 years ago
The proportion between the men and he motor
Anonymous
7 years ago
These are rolls royce engines.BA uses rolls royce on all there 777 thats what the 36 stands for.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Actually the 36 does not stand for RR engines in '777-236'. The 36 is the customer number for BA at Boeing. You'll note that all BA aircraft ordered directly through Boeing ends in the '36 like the 737-236 with P&W engines, 737-436 with CFM-56 engines, 747-236 with RR engines, 747-436 with RR engines, 757-236 RR engines, 767-336 RR engines and the 777-236 with RR engines. It just so happens that BA like to support a local buiness like RR and they just happen to make a really good product. Just for reference Boeing's customer number for Delta is '32', Air Canada is '33', Air India is '37' and Qantas is '38' and we know that Qantas also likes RR engines.
Anonymous
7 years ago
BA does not solely rely on RR to power their 777's; if you look closely on some BA 777 shots you can see "GE90" written on the cowling. But yes, there are BA 777's with RR engines too, like the one that crash-landed.
Anonymous
7 years ago
This engine should be the GE90-94B, the 777-200LR uses the GE90-115B and 777-300ER GE90-110B. BA operates 777's with both GE and RR engines.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Rolls (in My Opinion)Makes the best Engines for Commercial Aircraft! We at "AA" would love nothing more then a RR eng. on Everything we have......
Anonymous
6 years ago
...And when I turned around to grab another wrench my pen fell out of my pocket and went down there. If you look you can just see it. Do you think we can reach it before boarding begins?
Anonymous
6 years ago
Great shot!
by the way, which airline does the tail on the right belong to?
Anonymous
6 years ago
Sorry to be stupid, but are the fan blades in a feathered position? If that's the case it was new to me that the angle of attack in jet engine fans can be altered. What are the reasons that require changing the blade angle and also feathering the blades? Thanks for the photo, it's excellent!
Anonymous
6 years ago
For the visitor from FINLAND the fan blades of jet engine can't be feathered and angle of attack is fixed.The reason for altering the angle of attack is to change the direction of airflow as is done in turboprops for breaking[reverse thrust]after landing.When a turboprop engine fails during flight the angle of attack is changed so that the blades are in line with airflow and donot turn therby reducing drag for fuel efficiency,this is called FEATHERING. Hope you'll understand.
Anonymous
6 years ago
It shows the "power" of that engines and their size
Anonymous
6 years ago
Wow!
Anonymous
6 years ago
I LOVE THIS
Anonymous
6 years ago
A sight very few people ever normally get to see at all
great job my friend
Anonymous
6 years ago
Nice pic really shows the power and capability of this engine
Anonymous
6 years ago
I think it is a dangerous job.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Someone in NZ was sucked in. RIP. These Guys are the ones who command respect next to Nature. Hats Off.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Sorry for RR engines we dont use duct tape, we use gaffer tape!???
Anonymous
5 years ago
Its cool how you can see how high bypass this engine is

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