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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: 98
Views: 19821

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: 98
Views: 19821

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: 98
Views: 19821

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: 98
Views: 19821

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: 98
Views: 19821

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: 98
Views: 19821

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: 263
Views: 34355

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: 263
Views: 34355

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: 136
Views: 35959

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: 25281

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: 8643

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: 8643

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: 5815

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: 135233

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: 135233

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: 135233

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: 172
Views: 7868

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: 8890

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: 9329

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: 144
Views: 41881

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: 2727

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

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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: 719850

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: 719850

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: 719850

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: 5931

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: 5931

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: 5931

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: 5931

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
Sat Feb 23, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Engine Alliance as end of A388 looms
Replies: 31
Views: 6877

Re: Future of Engine Alliance as end of A388 looms

Wrong..... Emirates took low build number A380's with EA engines.... converting between engine types seems to not be a big issue. One could see consolidation towards one engine type? Converting engine types is a massive issue and has only happened on a handful of occasions mainly on aircraft not ye...

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by RB211trent
Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates considering order changes - Airbus A380 for A330/A350 confirmed, Boeing 787 for 777-9 still possible
Replies: 879
Views: 138974

Re: Emirates considering order changes - Airbus A380 for A350, Boeing 787 for 777-9

Are all the other A380 RR customers also receiving compensation from RR in regards to the T900? The performance shortfalls should impact all the other customers too, so I would think they are also receiving some kind of compensation. But I suppose it would depend on their contracts. Surely at least...

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by RB211trent
Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates considering order changes - Airbus A380 for A330/A350 confirmed, Boeing 787 for 777-9 still possible
Replies: 879
Views: 138974

Re: Emirates considering order changes - Airbus A380 for A350, Boeing 787 for 777-9

Lengthy discussion in threads, where nobody knows anything for sure, is pretty much the reason to be here... What we knew, and are now seeing reinforced, is that nothing is final with EK until an airplane is delivered. There's no doubt both Boeing and Airbus are in intense discussions with EK. We c...

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by RB211trent
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates considering order changes - Airbus A380 for A330/A350 confirmed, Boeing 787 for 777-9 still possible
Replies: 879
Views: 138974

Re: Emirates considering order changes - Airbus A380 for A350, Boeing 787 for 777-9

Because RR Commercial provides 100% of Airbus WB engines, and GE almost 100% of Boeing WB engines. When RR catches a cold, so does Airbus. And ditto Boeing, when problems occur at GE. RR's portfolio of products goes well beyond WB engines supplied to A, granted they are probably the most significan...

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by RB211trent
Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Senegal takes delivery of it's first A330neo and launches CDG
Replies: 25
Views: 5386

Re: Air Senegal takes delivery of it's first A330neo and launches CDG

They’ve not taken delivery of it yet it’s just a demonstration event. You can see on the picture it’s still got the Airbus reg applied.

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by RB211trent
Wed Jan 30, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 In-Service Thread - 2019
Replies: 95
Views: 15619

Re: 787 In-Service Thread - 2019

And why has AI grounded 3 dreamliners is this the RR issue As noted, they are RR-powered. In the past, AI has grounded frames to pull parts off them to keep others in service (rather than buy spares direct) so this might be the case here. Like VT-ANI? http://www.b787register.co.uk/airframes/airfram...

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by RB211trent
Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air A220 Significant Engine Damage
Replies: 55
Views: 23873

Re: Korean Air A220 Significant Engine Damage

Definitely not FOD. Internal failure resulting in damage downstream. and how could you say it's NOT? The leading and trailing edges pf the turbine are torn up so the damage had to come from Forward, Since we can't see the inlet? How would you know unless you did the Borescope inspection? Which you ...

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by RB211trent
Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air A220 Significant Engine Damage
Replies: 55
Views: 23873

Re: Korean Air A220 Significant Engine Damage

If we look at the damage on the shroud, to me it looks like the turbine started rotating outside its normal axis and engraved itself into the shroud while turning. This can explain the shear point moving from the tip of the turbine blades towards the root as the turbine rotated clockwise which you ...

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by RB211trent
Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air A220 Significant Engine Damage
Replies: 55
Views: 23873

Re: Korean Air A220 Significant Engine Damage

Definitely not FOD. Internal failure resulting in damage downstream.

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by RB211trent
Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1683
Views: 631302

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

MSN 226 (HU#2) maintenance engine run and taxi test MSN 231 (CA#6) on its delivery flight home as CA80. #231. #89 of 2018. #8 in December MSN 245 (HU#4) maintenance test flight #AIB05NX MSN 251 (HX#7/8/9) maintenance test flight #AIB04AW MSN 269 (MU#3) revised engine run and taxi test MSN 277 (DL#1...

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by RB211trent
Mon Dec 31, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A350 MTOW
Replies: 28
Views: 5643

Re: A350 MTOW

StTim wrote:
I have heard no rumours that the planes are not meeting spec and hence guarantees.

They are meeting spec.

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by RB211trent
Mon Dec 31, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is the A350 performing for DL
Replies: 261
Views: 55336

Re: How is the A350 performing for DL

DL's sensible to have realised there are better products coming of Airbus' shelf. So their recent love for A350's and A321's. Maybe even A220's soon ( though it's much less of an Airbus) What exactly are you trying to say? That Delta understands that Airbus makes a good airplane, or that Delta unde...

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by RB211trent
Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another PW engine fails in A320 Neo aircraft
Replies: 77
Views: 18171

Re: Another PW engine fails in A320 Neo aircraft

Whats wrong with using helicoil threads? In the heavy industry I work in, helicoils are only used when original tapped threads shear and helicoils have to be used if retapping is not possible. We don't consider it a reliable solution. Googled aviation helicoils. There's an aviation ISO/SAE standard...

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by RB211trent
Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RR delivers 2000th Trent 700
Replies: 43
Views: 5931

Re: RR delivers 2000th Trent 700

That is a high ratio. Lightsaber That's what I thought. And how about this? "As indicated in our statement on 26 October 2018, we expect to deliver around 500 large engines to our customers in 2018." https://www.rolls-royce.com/media/press-releases/2018/12-12-2018-rr-holdings-plc-trading-...

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by RB211trent
Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B787 RR engine replacements
Replies: 56
Views: 12594

Re: B787 RR engine replacements

LY777 wrote:
When will all the RR engines be repaired ?

I think you mean modified as most aren’t actually broken, they are just being regularly inspected and removed when they are.

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by RB211trent
Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RR delivers 2000th Trent 700
Replies: 43
Views: 5931

Re: RR delivers 2000th Trent 700

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 buy four spares? Seems a lot. Without c...

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by RB211trent
Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RR delivers 2000th Trent 700
Replies: 43
Views: 5931

Re: RR delivers 2000th Trent 700

No just engines for the A330, all built in Derby England. So, the T700 is second only to the GE90 in terms of one make of engine on one widebody jet airliner. And that includes all GE90s from the -76 to the -115. Not bad for the first RR engine to get on an Airbus. Slight difference though, as any ...

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by RB211trent
Thu Dec 27, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RR delivers 2000th Trent 700
Replies: 43
Views: 5931

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
Thu Dec 20, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trent 7000 gains ETOPS330
Replies: 17
Views: 3250

Re: Trent 7000 gains ETOPS330

Just my opinion, but I don't think that any engine should be able to achieve ETOPS 240/330/370 certification without having had at least two or three years in service and with an excellent record of reliability during that time. The engine testing requirements do replicate these in service timescales

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by RB211trent
Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Sir Tim Clark: Emirates next batches of A380s will be powered by RR
Replies: 595
Views: 93408

Re: Updated: Sir Tim Clark: Emirates next batches of A380s will be powered by RR

As this is supposed to be aviation enthusiast site and having flown the bird I'd say you are 100% wrong. I would imagine most of the negative comments are from people who don’t fly on the 380 very often or at all. Where are the negative passenger experience comments? So far, at least in this thread...

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by RB211trent
Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Sir Tim Clark: Emirates next batches of A380s will be powered by RR
Replies: 595
Views: 93408

Re: Updated: Sir Tim Clark: Emirates next batches of A380s will be powered by RR

Strato2 wrote:
Matt6461 wrote:
We need to accept that the A380 has so far been a failure.


As this is supposed to be aviation enthusiast site and having flown the bird I'd say you are 100% wrong.

I would imagine most of the negative comments are from people who don’t fly on the 380 very often or at all.

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