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by RB211trent
Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the RR 787 engine problem fixed yet?
Replies: 62
Views: 11056

Re: Is the RR 787 engine problem fixed yet?

I missed this link. Basically, parts still going into fleet through 2020, over half the B/C fleet upgraded and TEN fleet to be upgraded by 1H2021. https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/air-transport/2020-08-11/rolls-royce-finds-new-wear-problems-trent-xwb-84 GE is making heavier fans, but they do...

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by RB211trent
Wed Oct 14, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls Royce loses £5.4bn, closing two factories, looking to sell assets
Replies: 155
Views: 21360

Re: Rolls Royce loses £5.4bn, closing two factories, looking to sell assets

[Slightly off topic] Seeing that Rolls Royce is practically bankrupt; is there a possibility that Airbus takes over the relevant engine programs, like Trent, Ultrafan? Especially seeing that the whole future of their widebodies is so dependant on these current and future programs... I see that Airb...

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by RB211trent
Thu Oct 08, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BA fleet parking, 747 fleet retired
Replies: 456
Views: 105004

Re: Updated: BA fleet parking, 747 fleet retired

I doubt the send off cost anything at all. All that really happened was two 747's took off and made a couple of journeys much shorter than normal. Someone webstreamed it and that was that. Agreed. Two 747’s, which had to fly out of LHR to be scrapped anyway. The only extra cost was one of the 747’s...

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by RB211trent
Sun Oct 04, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate of 717 post Delta
Replies: 192
Views: 31256

Re: Fate of 717 post Delta

737-700 can do the job. It did the job for Aloha. It's lighter and not susceptible to the turn time issues of the NEO (CEOs can be turned as quickly, but they are still heavier). It may be where HA has to go if they can't cut a deal with Boeing regarding the 717s. The generator on the auxillary gea...

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by RB211trent
Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Removes 8 x 787 From Service over Structural Issues
Replies: 179
Views: 38057

Re: Boeing Removes 8 x 787 From Service over Structural Issues

The last plane that Boeing released that did not have issues was the 777. At some point in time, the board and management have to sit down and reflect as to whether or not they are doing right by their customers. The FAA that is sleeping on the job similarly keeps losing face with every issue that ...

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by RB211trent
Wed Aug 12, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RR finds cracks on IPC blades in Trent XWB engine
Replies: 56
Views: 11151

Re: RR finds cracks on IPT blades in Trent XWB engine

RB211trent wrote:
Another request to the moderators. Can you change the title to IPC from IPT. Very different things.

Thanks

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by RB211trent
Wed Aug 12, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RR finds cracks on IPC blades in Trent XWB engine
Replies: 56
Views: 11151

Re: RR finds cracks on IPT blades in Trent XWB engine

I think it's inevitable airlines/authorities will find cracks and defects with the A330NEO's Trent 7000. Its a flawed engine design; not dangerous but requires huge amount of maintenance, money and a lot of oversight to make sure it doesn't get to that point. If I were Airbus, I would reach out to ...

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by RB211trent
Wed Aug 12, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RR finds cracks on IPC blades in Trent XWB engine
Replies: 56
Views: 11151

Re: RR finds cracks on IPT blades in Trent XWB engine

Another request to the moderators. Can you change the title to IPC from IPT. Very different things.

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by RB211trent
Tue Aug 11, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RR finds cracks on IPC blades in Trent XWB engine
Replies: 56
Views: 11151

Re: RR finds cracks on fan blades in Trent XWB engine

Can the moderators change the title in this thread as RR has not found cracks in fan blades. It’s IP compressor blades.

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by RB211trent
Mon Aug 10, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330 and A340 Movements/Write-off/Retirements/Scrap Thread - 2020
Replies: 160
Views: 51512

Re: A330 and A340 Movements/Write-off/Retirements/Scrap Thread - 2020

TUGMASTER wrote:
Believe Airbus stipulate that the landing gear have to do x amount of cycles every so often.
Hence the BA A380’s all rotating thru LHR.

Some maintenance is driven by time not just cycles so they are having to return to London for time driven maintenance.

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by RB211trent
Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revisiting MH370
Replies: 183
Views: 23450

Re: Revisiting MH370

Now I’ve read some of the above posts, i now realise why the world is in the mess it is.

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by RB211trent
Mon Jun 15, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet discussion 2020
Replies: 1564
Views: 22772

Re: Emirates Retires First A380

Why did they repaint it white, seems like a waste of money? Even if this one is leased and the owner wants it white, you would think Emirates would split the savings of not having to repaint it with the owner and they would gladly accept since there is a 99.99% chance this aircraft gets scrapped. W...

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by RB211trent
Fri Apr 24, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Abandoned A330 parked at TLV
Replies: 14
Views: 7291

Re: Abandoned A330 parked at TLV

Yes its CN871. Sold on by Airbus I believe.

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by RB211trent
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No chevron on GE9X ?
Replies: 28
Views: 7415

Re: No chevron on GE9X ?

LAX772LR wrote:
Antaras wrote:
Do anyone know why?

Because they're already obsolete tech.

Advances in design allowed GE to get similar noise reduction without the (minuscule, but still present) inefficiency caused by the chevrons, so there's no point in having them.

Safran not GE are responsible for the nacelle.

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by RB211trent
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why wouldn't the Trent 1000-TEN problems also show up in the Trent XWB?
Replies: 46
Views: 6829

Re: Why wouldn't the Trent 1000-TEN problems also show up in the Trent XWB?

The 787 doesn't use bleed air. That means putting more generators on it, causing more mechanical friction. Jet engines never did well with mechanical friction. The 787 was also rushed, with the planned rollout in 2007 and EIS not too long after. That caused unneccesary rush by Rolls Royce. Had they...

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by RB211trent
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA retires first 777
Replies: 58
Views: 18191

Re: BA retires first 777

[threeid][/threeid] These ZZZ frames are the ones with GE90-77B engines? KrisYYZ Close - 76B engines. Then G-VIIA to -O (plus - RAES) have 85B engines, and the rest of the -VIIx frames are 90B engines. Afterward, with the YMM units, BA went to the RR Trent 895-17. Did any other carrier opt for the T...

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by RB211trent
Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 951
Views: 248885

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

This is correct, see this tweet: https://twitter.com/sft_group/status/1059800166587424768 They truck them from Derby to STN from where they are flown to America. Derby??? I stand to be corrected but isn`t Trent 1000 a Singapore built engine? Perhaps with all the troubles associated with this model ...

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by RB211trent
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread 2019
Replies: 124
Views: 35356

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread 2019

The Trent 900 is a RB211. The correct derivative operated by QF is RB211 TRENT 972-84. All right, since when? It certainly was not in the begining, in fact I have NEVER seen/heard the name "Trent" applied to the RB-211 on the B747. The name does not appear on the STC issued to QF when the...

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by RB211trent
Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread 2019
Replies: 124
Views: 35356

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread 2019

Gemuser wrote:
RB211trent wrote:
Gemuser wrote:
And so ends QF 5th pod operations! :-(
And RR engine operations, at least for the time being!

Gemuser

RR operations continue with their A380s

True, but I was thinking of the RB-211 models.

Gemuser

The Trent 900 is a RB211. The correct derivative operated by QF is RB211 TRENT 972-84.

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by RB211trent
Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread 2019
Replies: 124
Views: 35356

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread 2019

Gemuser wrote:
And so ends QF 5th pod operations! :-(
And RR engine operations, at least for the time being!

Gemuser

RR operations continue with their A380s

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by RB211trent
Mon Nov 11, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana Airlines Airbus A350 Engine Issues Prompts Diversion
Replies: 20
Views: 4268

Re: Asiana Airlines Airbus A350 Engine Issues Prompts Diversion

Just a quick look on the Aviation Herald website shows a list of Inflight shutdowns and various other aircraft and engine issues. What makes this one different to start a discussion?

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by RB211trent
Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ​Emirates begins A380 retirements to support in-service fleet
Replies: 120
Views: 32624

Re: ​Emirates begins A380 retirements to support in-service fleet

More context on EK not being a huge fan of the T900s: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-emirates-a380-rolls-royce-hldg/emirates-seeks-rolls-royce-a380-engine-deal-nothing-finalised-idUSKCN1N90EA It says that the performance is not up to spec but it also says that EA was not even interested because...

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by RB211trent
Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ​Emirates begins A380 retirements to support in-service fleet
Replies: 120
Views: 32624

Re: ​Emirates begins A380 retirements to support in-service fleet

That’s all well to say, but can you provide evidence? Too many people putting all sorts of claims for one side or the other without backing them up, even a moderator. Quoting one of the STC articles: "Even the Trent 900 that powers 22 of Emirates current 112 Airbus A380s is in Clark’s fire lin...

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by RB211trent
Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ​Emirates begins A380 retirements to support in-service fleet
Replies: 120
Views: 32624

Re: ​Emirates begins A380 retirements to support in-service fleet

It still has the best fuel burn on the A380, that’s why Emirates took it. AFAIK that's far from the truth. EK only took T900 powered A380s because Engine Alliance wasn't interested in the 380 program anymore so EK couldn't get any more GP7200 powered frames. EK was very happy with performance and f...

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by RB211trent
Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ​Emirates begins A380 retirements to support in-service fleet
Replies: 120
Views: 32624

Re: ​Emirates begins A380 retirements to support in-service fleet

It still has the best fuel burn on the A380, that’s why Emirates took it. AFAIK that's far from the truth. EK only took T900 powered A380s because Engine Alliance wasn't interested in the 380 program anymore so EK couldn't get any more GP7200 powered frames. EK was very happy with performance and f...

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by RB211trent
Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ​Emirates begins A380 retirements to support in-service fleet
Replies: 120
Views: 32624

Re: ​Emirates begins A380 retirements to support in-service fleet

Two things stuck out: 1. We now know, within 5 years, the A380 fleet will shrink from 115 (peak) to 90-100 2. Leasors are on their own. I believe this is signaling a fleet retirement early, as in 2030-2032. I speculate EK is not looking to extend leases long term (their will be month by month exten...

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by RB211trent
Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ​Emirates begins A380 retirements to support in-service fleet
Replies: 120
Views: 32624

Re: ​Emirates begins A380 retirements to support in-service fleet

Two things stuck out: 1. We now know, within 5 years, the A380 fleet will shrink from 115 (peak) to 90-100 2. Leasors are on their own. I believe this is signaling a fleet retirement early, as in 2030-2032. I speculate EK is not looking to extend leases long term (their will be month by month exten...

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by RB211trent
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Tim Clark: won't take new planes unless engines are truly ready
Replies: 284
Views: 45606

Re: Reuters: Tim Clark: won't take new planes unless engines are truly ready

Can someone tell me why people keep banging on about T900 issues at Emirates, there is an issue with turbine durability but it’s being managed with fleet management. The best performing engine on the 380 is the T900. 10 out of 15 operators selected the T900 and it was selected by Emirates because it...

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by RB211trent
Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Tim Clark: won't take new planes unless engines are truly ready
Replies: 284
Views: 45606

Re: Reuters: Tim Clark: won't take new planes unless engines are truly ready

The concern of RR engines may give them the right to get rid of litigation if Airbus does not honor its contract either. This is speculation on my part but would be really a blow if it happens for RR and Airbus tandem... A lot of A.netters wouldn’t mind.... Yeeess!! with pleasure ! :bigthumbsup: &q...

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by RB211trent
Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The first Airbus A320 to break the 30-year in service mark
Replies: 203
Views: 76642

Re: The first Airbus A320 to break the 30-year in service mark

I wonder if ZS-GAL still has the Braniff livery underneath? This is not how plane painting works, the old paint gets removed before the new paint is applied. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3x53tIBBoJA I thought I remember reading on here that an airline did find an old livery from a previous operato...

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by RB211trent
Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More Bad News for Boeing: Poor quality complaints from customers
Replies: 96
Views: 28452

Re: More Bad News for Boeing: Poor quality complaints from customers

I’ve had the privilege of participating in the delivery of an airliner. No perceptible discrepancies are tolerated. It just doesn’t happen. If something is wrong it is either fixed, or compensated for, but usually fixed. Multiple people spend multiple days ensuring that it’s a good machine. Either ...

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by RB211trent
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737MAX Cancellations, China Southern and others
Replies: 49
Views: 10110

Re: 737MAX Cancellations, China Southern and others

Why should they do this? They have already several airframes in their fleet. Canceling the rest would leave them with a rather small sub-fleet of 737-8‘s. The same applies to CZ. They have already about 20, correct? Strange decision, if true, IMO. Why should they?.......because hundreds of people d...

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by RB211trent
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737MAX Cancellations, China Southern and others
Replies: 49
Views: 10110

Re: 737MAX Cancellations, China Southern and others

I'm waiting to see if Lion Air & Ethiopian cancel any or all of their orders.. I'm frankly shocked they haven't already done so. Why should they do this? They have already several airframes in their fleet. Canceling the rest would leave them with a rather small sub-fleet of 737-8‘s. The same ap...

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by RB211trent
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EASA: Check for cracks in A380 outer rear spar.
Replies: 21
Views: 6439

Re: EASA: Check for cracks in A380 outer rear spar.

147 months is conveniently timed for after EK end of lease, so an issue for the ultimate owner, not the operator. Interesting to see if DNATA perform the inspection and rectification work at DXB. If they do, either a revenue earner, and/or indicates an intention to extend part of the A380 fleet bey...

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by RB211trent
Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 759
Views: 157009

Re: Middle East 3 Carriers are the Lifeline for 777-8/-9 Program

Checklist787 wrote:
RB211trent wrote:
Checklist787 wrote:


It’s not because “I like” rolls-Royce engines.

Airbus then? :roll:

No..because it’s true.

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by RB211trent
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 759
Views: 157009

Re: Middle East 3 Carriers are the Lifeline for 777-8/-9 Program

Does anyone have confirmation on the Emirates A330NEO and A350 order? I do agree the A359 order should effect the 778 order. But as far as I know, the order isn't finalized for either. At this time I expect to wait until the Dubai airshow, but that means negotiations aren't final. Interesting times...

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by RB211trent
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 759
Views: 157009

Re: Middle East 3 Carriers are the Lifeline for 777-8/-9 Program

Your sources?? :roll: Yup better stay uninformed in your little bubble. More importantly, there should be a rolleyes quotum around here. Does anyone have confirmation on the Emirates A330NEO and A350 order? I do agree the A359 order should effect the 778 order. But as far as I know, the order isn't...

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by RB211trent
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: JAL takes delivery of its 1st Airbus (A350)
Replies: 183
Views: 15603

Re: JAL takes delivery of its 1st Airbus (A350)

JAL ordered the A350 from Airbus because they were increasingly frustrated with Boeing and the 787.

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by RB211trent
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G-BNLY at LAS cargo terminal?
Replies: 34
Views: 9426

Re: G-BNLY at LAS cargo terminal?

Will this be the first of the retro fleet to wear a non retro painted replacement part or will the same cowling accommodate the new engine ? Unless the cowling itself is damaged, I would think they would use the same cowling. The thrust reverser is part of the engine on a 524 so cannot be exchanged...

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by RB211trent
Tue May 28, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oldest LH Airbus 320 last flight today
Replies: 54
Views: 9969

Re: Oldest LH Airbus 320 last flight today

https://www.flightradar24.com/DLH1PA/20acd6be DAIPA (MSN0069, built 1989) just on her last flight for LH after 29 years! She left Frankfurt for a roundtrip to HAM and made some circles over XFW where she was "Born". Bye Bye old fellow! To my knowlegde, all A320 (not 318/19/21) have been a...

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by RB211trent
Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330 and A340 Write-off/Retirement/Scrap Thread - 2019
Replies: 234
Views: 78561

Re: A330 and A340 Write-off/Retirement/Scrap Thread - 2019

Thanks for the detailed reply. You are a gem! I was wondering wouldn't it be more practical in long run to refurbish newer airframe instead of older ones, although they are leased airframe? Wouldn't the "better" fuel saving negate the preference to refurbish older airframe? I mean keep MS...

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by RB211trent
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What does it take for an airline to change an aircraft engine type?
Replies: 16
Views: 2945

Re: What does it take for an airline to change an aircraft engine type?

Don’t forget the 727QF re-engined with RR Tays for UPS by Dee Howard I believe

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qf789 wrote:
Delivered, Egyptair becomes the latest airline to join the 787 club with 789 SU-GER being delivered PAE-CAI

Image

https://twitter.com/mattcawby/status/11 ... 85665?s=20

777-9 in the background

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by RB211trent
Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 753184

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

LTC8K6 wrote:
Galwayman wrote:
EU should ban immediately until Boeing provide convincing answers .

That makes no sense at all.

Yes it does, it makes perfect sense, carry on regardless and risk more deaths or ground the fleet until the risk is known.

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by RB211trent
Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 753184

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Seems to me people are more concerned about damaging Boeing and the 737.

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by RB211trent
Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 753184

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

all 737MAX Aircraft should be grounded till the cause is determined ....jump the gun much? Tbh in this case knowing what we know about this incident right now I don’t think he is jumping the gun. RIP to those involved. After reading numerous posts on this site stating all RR 787s and PW GTFs should...

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by RB211trent
Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RR delivers 2000th Trent 700
Replies: 43
Views: 6184

Re: RR delivers 2000th Trent 700

https://www.rolls-royce.com/media.aspx Airbus have delivered around 870 A330s with Trent 700s (-200, -300, -F, MRTT) so that would be 1,740 engines. The other 260 must be spares. I've no idea but is that about right? One spare for every 6.5 delivered? So you buy 13 A330s (=26 engines) but you also ...

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by RB211trent
Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RR delivers 2000th Trent 700
Replies: 43
Views: 6184

Re: RR delivers 2000th Trent 700

As best I can tell, by 24th December RR had delivered... 180 x XWB 114 x T1000 76 x T700 44 x T900 2 x T7000 That's 416. My numbers may be "out" by a couple here or there but it can't be by much. Doubtless, there will be a flurry of last-minute deliveries in the next couple of days but we...

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by RB211trent
Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RR delivers 2000th Trent 700
Replies: 43
Views: 6184

Re: RR delivers 2000th Trent 700

travelhound wrote:
You'd think the engines would be sent to Airbus / Boeing on consignment and handed over to the customer on delivery of the aircraft.

In reality there could be hundreds of iterations on how an engine is delivered to the customer.

Spare engines are shipped directly to the customer.

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by RB211trent
Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RR delivers 2000th Trent 700
Replies: 43
Views: 6184

Re: RR delivers 2000th Trent 700

https://www.rolls-royce.com/media.aspx Airbus have delivered around 870 A330s with Trent 700s (-200, -300, -F, MRTT) so that would be 1,740 engines. The other 260 must be spares. I've no idea but is that about right? One spare for every 6.5 delivered? So you buy 13 A330s (=26 engines) but you also ...

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