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by RB211trent
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RR Ambitions
Replies: 26
Views: 2629

Re: RR Ambitions

[twoid][/twoid] RR shares up nearly 20% since announcing 4,500 redundancies.Can someone please explain? Beaten in the 787 engine competition and 2main packages need to be replaced Exclusive on the non selling A330neo Can't even get (we don't know) the last engine order for the failed A380 Exclusive ...

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by RB211trent
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Easiest Program To Get Star Alliance Gold
Replies: 6
Views: 1678

Re: Easiest Program To Get Star Alliance Gold

Don’t bother, star alliance golds not worth the effort. Try one world.

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by RB211trent
Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trouble with the GEnx on the 787-10
Replies: 34
Views: 10332

Re: Trouble with the GEnx on the 787-10

I read it. Explain how exactly is the wording "poor"? Is it because it's bad news for boeing? Kudos to FAA for not giving in to their demands. Safety first! I agree, poor wording. For a technical journal the phrase *pushes back* is not correct. 'Safety flaw' is not much better. It is writ...

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by RB211trent
Mon May 14, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is the A350 so expensive?
Replies: 142
Views: 27558

Re: Why is the A350 so expensive?

Mortyman wrote:
Quality costs ;-)

Yep, you get what you pay for.

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by RB211trent
Mon May 14, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is the A350 so expensive?
Replies: 142
Views: 27558

Re: Why is the A350 so expensive?

Aircraft aren’t sold by weight....ridiculous Actually, in a way, they sorta are... You're going to pay more for a higher weight option on a given model, versus the exact same plane at a lower weight. Very very loosely, your referring to the take off weight not aircraft weight and that’s not what B7...

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by RB211trent
Mon May 14, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is the A350 so expensive?
Replies: 142
Views: 27558

Re: Why is the A350 so expensive?

A good indicator of the 'right' price for an airliner, would be dollars pr. kilo. Examples (using 2017 average list prices): B737M9: 110M, 82.000kg = 745 USD/kg A320neo: 108M, 79.000kg = 731 USD/kg B787-10: 306M, 254.000kg = 830 USD/kg A350-900 311M, 280.000kg = 900 USD/kg So, yes, the A350-900 is ...

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by RB211trent
Sat May 05, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates starts storing the A380
Replies: 125
Views: 40841

Re: Emirates starts storing the A380

cougar15 wrote:
---- 4 A330s parked behind the non ER and ER triples, but anyway...... ! Picture was already posted & discussed at length upthread on page 2!

There’s no A330s in that picture....no winglets, look like 777s to me

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by RB211trent
Tue May 01, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 787-8 (G-ZBJE) down for 7 weeks
Replies: 28
Views: 13770

Re: BA 787-8 (G-ZBJE) down for 7 weeks

As far as I'm aware most of the new J3 TEN engines are built and tested in Singapore before shipped to Everett, Seattle for new deliveries. Trent 1000's are being built in the UK, Germany and Singapore. The bottlenecks are shortages of some components. That’s not correct, Trent 1000’s are only buil...

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by RB211trent
Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates starts storing the A380
Replies: 125
Views: 40841

Re: Emirates starts storing the A380

One post suggests the planes are being parked due to a pilot storage, another says Ramadan is to blame, which suggests a temporary situation. Which is it? Is it both? Has Emirates not explained the reasoning behind parking the jets? It’s probably both, Emirates adjusts it fleet requirements as it n...

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by RB211trent
Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM wet-leases a 747.
Replies: 83
Views: 17270

Re: LATAM wet-leases a 747.

Skyliners is reporting PT-MUH has gone to AUH for lease return but this must be an error as it’s still in service

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by RB211trent
Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls Royce having more 787 problems
Replies: 133
Views: 27076

Re: Rolls Royce having more 787 problems

Stitch wrote:
RB211trent wrote:
Not the case.


Then what is the case?

The engines are owned by the airline/leasing company, if they choose to do a deal with RR to swop them out it is between RR and themselves to do a deal, maybe some have.

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by RB211trent
Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls Royce having more 787 problems
Replies: 133
Views: 27076

Re: Rolls Royce having more 787 problems

There are no pack A flying anymore and a pack B cannot be upgraded to a C. I imagine a Package B operator under a TotalCare agreement just gets a new Package C engine if they choose to upgrade? It would have to be the same for the Trent 1000-TEN, as well, due to all the internal changes. Not the ca...

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by RB211trent
Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls Royce having more 787 problems
Replies: 133
Views: 27076

Re: Rolls Royce having more 787 problems

My apologies if this has been asked or discussed already but do all RR-powered 787 customers experience problems or are there still a few who don't have problems? If so, how come one airline does have these problems while another one doesn't? By now, all Trent 1000 Package A and B engines should ha...

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by RB211trent
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What all does a lease return entail?
Replies: 7
Views: 1112

Re: What all does a lease return entail?

Depends on the contract but sometimes the original engines need to be installed, so on a four engine aircraft for example it may require a lot of engine shuffling. That may explain the engine change you mention.

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by RB211trent
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM B787-8 to Victorville (RR engine issues)
Replies: 86
Views: 30087

Re: LATAM B787-8 to the desert ( Victorville)

I doubt there will ever be a RR engine type offered again on any Boeing airplane. And rightly so. Utter rubbish. Let’s just take a look at RR’s track record: T500: sold over 600 units T700: speaks fo itself, 60% market share, sold over 2500 units T800: the engine of choice for the 777 until the LR ...

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by RB211trent
Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'
Replies: 211
Views: 28870

Re: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'

I don’t get why people in this thread think they know more or are better informed than Tim Clark,
Or is it just because they are narrow minded and don’t like the A380 (which is consistently regarded as the best aircraft to fly on by the travelling public, to which I agree)

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by RB211trent
Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM B787-8 to Victorville (RR engine issues)
Replies: 86
Views: 30087

Re: LATAM B787-8 to the desert ( Victorville)

I doubt there will ever be a RR engine type offered again on any Boeing airplane. And rightly so. Utter rubbish. Let’s just take a look at RR’s track record: T500: sold over 600 units T700: speaks fo itself, 60% market share, sold over 2500 units T800: the engine of choice for the 777 until the LR ...

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by RB211trent
Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM B787-8 to Victorville (RR engine issues)
Replies: 86
Views: 30087

Re: LATAM B787-8 to the desert ( Victorville)

I doubt there will ever be a RR engine type offered again on any Boeing airplane. And rightly so. Utter rubbish. Let’s just take a look at RR’s track record: T500: sold over 600 units T700: speaks fo itself, 60% market share, sold over 2500 units T800: the engine of choice for the 777 until the LR ...

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by RB211trent
Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Airbus A330 Neo Dropped From American Airlines Wide-Body Contest
Replies: 235
Views: 32373

Re: Bloomberg: Airbus A330 Neo Dropped From American Airlines Wide-Body Contest

And now we see with regard to those clinging to the hope that AA's A350 order is not cancelled after HA's A338 order was cancelled: Marriage is the triumph of imagination over intelligence. Second marriage is the triumph of hope over experience . Ref: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/books/authors/40-gr...

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by RB211trent
Sat Mar 24, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls-Royce 787 Engine Snag Extends to Airbus A330
Replies: 93
Views: 16731

Re: Rolls-Royce 787 Engine Snag Extends to Airbus A330

An engine durability issue on a not yet delivered aircraft is not a large issue. RR has the time to manage the problem so that there is no downside for the customer, they'll just swap engines 6 or 12 months into their life and be done with it. Tell this to the 787 customers waiting for their engine...

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by RB211trent
Sat Mar 24, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls-Royce 787 Engine Snag Extends to Airbus A330
Replies: 93
Views: 16731

Re: Rolls-Royce 787 Engine Snag Extends to Airbus A330

Aesma wrote:
An engine durability issue on a not yet delivered aircraft is not a large issue. RR has the time to manage the problem so that there is no downside for the customer, they'll just swap engines 6 or 12 months into their life and be done with it.


As last someone sees sense!

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by RB211trent
Sat Mar 24, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls-Royce 787 Engine Snag Extends to Airbus A330
Replies: 93
Views: 16731

Re: Rolls-Royce 787 Engine Snag Extends to Airbus A330

Lightsaber, So HA switched to the 787 because of the T7000? Or did they simply decide in favor of the 787 and then choose GE? All we know is HA received a better offer. Would RR issues have played a role? Absolutely. It gave GE an in. Now, HA has proven willing in the past to switch engine vendors,...

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by RB211trent
Sat Mar 24, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls-Royce 787 Engine Snag Extends to Airbus A330
Replies: 93
Views: 16731

Re: Rolls-Royce 787 Engine Snag Extends to Airbus A330

The Trent 1000 TEN will be available on all 787 models, but I do not believe any 787-8 customers have ordered it (either for new deliveries or as a replacement to existing Trent 1000 Package C engines). Constituent part of the 787 engine settlement agreement. Guessing it depends on the customer. No...

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by RB211trent
Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pressure mounts on Airbus A330 in widebody order battle
Replies: 283
Views: 40759

Re: Pressure mounts on Airbus A330 in widebody order battle

Why are most customers not purchasing engines? Just because an engine is covered by a total care contract the manufacturer does not own the engine, it just concerns its maintenance. Unless you are referring to leased aircraft Customers have the option of leasing engines, with mandatory PBTH, irresp...

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by RB211trent
Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA A380 JNB AOG and fleet shortages
Replies: 18
Views: 6110

Re: BA A380 JNB AOG and fleet shortages

I might be wrong but I don’t think it’s an engine change, please correct me if it is.

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by RB211trent
Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pressure mounts on Airbus A330 in widebody order battle
Replies: 283
Views: 40759

Re: Pressure mounts on Airbus A330 in widebody order battle

Trent 7000 has a list price of $37.9 million. GEnX is $28.7 million. Those are list prices. The Trent 1000 has a list price basically the same as the 7000 last time I looked. Yes the 700 is cheaper but not relevant goinrg forward. Have to compare whole of life cost, including hours, cycles and spec...

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by RB211trent
Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pressure mounts on Airbus A330 in widebody order battle
Replies: 283
Views: 40759

Re: Pressure mounts on Airbus A330 in widebody order battle

It is entirely feasible that at some point the 787 will be at about parity with the A330 in terms of production costs, or maybe even slightly cheaper. It is possible that day is closer than many initially realized due to Boeing’s aggressiveness towards cutting costs (squeezing suppliers, increasing...

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by RB211trent
Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pressure mounts on Airbus A330 in widebody order battle
Replies: 283
Views: 40759

Re: Pressure mounts on Airbus A330 in widebody order battle

The GEnx 1B seems to be 6,147 kg, the GEnx 2B seems to be 5,623 kg. The Trent 1000 seems to be between 5,936 and 6,120. You cannot really compare the weights this way, the Trent’s are normally a pod, with the cowl and reverser part of the pod forming part of the structural design of the engine acti...

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by RB211trent
Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's the fate of both Saudi Arabian VIP MD-11s ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1036

Re: What's the fate of both Saudi Arabian VIP MD-11s ?

I saw them a few years ago parked outside the fence of the royal flight in Jeddah looking pretty derelict. Looks like they’re still there on google earth

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by RB211trent
Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI
Replies: 840
Views: 102837

Re: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham

Hawaiian have definetly cancelled their A330neo order

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by RB211trent
Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI
Replies: 840
Views: 102837

Re: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham

......have the pilots got to reach an agreement?

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by RB211trent
Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways takes delivery of first A350-1000, mulls additional aircraft
Replies: 28
Views: 7189

Re: Qatar Airways takes delivery of first A350-1000, mulls additional aircraft

klkla wrote:
The QSuite looks nice unless you're seated next to a stranger on the side where there's no divider between them. Looks a little too tight there.

On the 777 there are dividers in the center section that can be pushed down so I presume the 350 is the same. Excellent and private

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by RB211trent
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines A330-300 nasty engine failure in flight
Replies: 38
Views: 15263

Re: Singapore Airlines A330-300 nasty engine failure in flight

It is. Singapore Airlines will probably do the repair themselves. Attach a new set of fan blades to a replacement hub, rebalance the engine with new seals, stuff into a replacement case and good to go. That's simplifying the process but the core is likely completely undamaged as the debris will be ...

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by RB211trent
Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines A330-300 nasty engine failure in flight
Replies: 38
Views: 15263

Re: Singapore Airlines A330-300 nasty engine failure in flight

[*] This is a non-story. Move on. It is. Singapore Airlines will probably do the repair themselves. Attach a new set of fan blades to a replacement hub, rebalance the engine with new seals, stuff into a replacement case and good to go. That's simplifying the process but the core is likely completely...

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by RB211trent
Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM B787-8 to Victorville (RR engine issues)
Replies: 86
Views: 30087

Re: LATAM B787-8 to the desert ( Victorville)

It has nothing to do with RR issues the aircraft plus other -8s are going into long term storage in VCV. "... the aircraft plus other -8s are going into long term storage in VCV" means "RR cannot supply the parts promptly and these aircraft will be out of operation longer than expect...

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by RB211trent
Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM B787-8 to Victorville (RR engine issues)
Replies: 86
Views: 30087

Re: LATAM B787-8 to the desert ( Victorville)

What does DL have to do with 787-8 and RR engines? A plane DL has never taken and regreats. On a different note: I noticed you will inject DL in pretty much every topic you post regardless 8f its germain to topic. Delta has a trent engine overhaul facility coming online that will do MRO in the US. ...

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by RB211trent
Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM B787-8 to Victorville (RR engine issues)
Replies: 86
Views: 30087

Re: LATAM B787-8 to the desert ( Victorville)

It has nothing to do with RR issues the aircraft plus other -8s are going into long term storage in VCV. Then how do you explain the link above which reads (roughly): "Today (6 Feb) at 2:37 p.m... from Arturo Merino Benítez Airport (SCL), bound for Victorville (VCV) the CC-BBD registered plane...

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by RB211trent
Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM B787-8 to Victorville (RR engine issues)
Replies: 86
Views: 30087

Re: LATAM B787-8 to the desert ( Victorville)

Upon research, it appears that the reason is, indeed, issues with the RR engines. "The aircraft will be temporarily stored, awaiting a solution for the global problems affecting the RR power plant used." http://modocharlie.com/2018/02/cc-bbd-primer-787-8-dreamliner-de-latam-que-sera-prese...

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by RB211trent
Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: John Leahy wanted IAE powerplants on the A320neo
Replies: 16
Views: 5215

Re: John Leahy wanted IAE powerplants on the A320neo

Rolls-Royce wanted out of IAE after Pratt got the GTF on the Neo, PW wanted to offer discounts on the V2500 to get follow on orders for the Neo, therefore Rolls was going to take a hit on the V2500 so their competitor made on a product Rolls had no involvement. RR has no other option than get out of...

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by RB211trent
Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 380 stuck in JNB
Replies: 98
Views: 35656

Re: BA 380 stuck in JNB

Balerit wrote:
I wouldn't be surprised if they're checking/boroscoping the other engines as well to be on the safe side.


No they are not.

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by RB211trent
Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates A380 Engine Failure While Departing Dubai
Replies: 40
Views: 15975

Re: Emirates A380 Engine Failure While Departing Dubai

pasu129 wrote:
A380 on AF, BA, QF, and EK all seem to have/had engine issues, what a great start for Airbus to push for A380plus!


Virtually every airline and every aircraft type has engine issues every day!......What are people on?

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by RB211trent
Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 380 stuck in JNB
Replies: 98
Views: 35656

Re: BA 380 stuck in JNB

amax1977 wrote:
Question: What's the factory warranty on incidents like this? Is the airline responsible to pay for the repair or the factory warranty will cover the repair cost? Thanks!


Depends what the contract between the airline and RR is. Some have remote site engine change some don’t.

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by RB211trent
Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 380 stuck in JNB
Replies: 98
Views: 35656

Re: BA 380 stuck in JNB

I’m sure a 3 engine ferry would have been considered. BA is one of the few airlines who have flight crew that are trained to do so. They just have to sit a flight sim session prior to doing it as the throttle advancement procedure is different. The problem with JNB is the limited diversion fields e...

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by RB211trent
Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is AA going to cancel their A350 order?
Replies: 160
Views: 41164

Re: Is AA going to cancel their A350 order?

They are going to Swop A350 for 330neo

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by RB211trent
Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Incident: ANZ B789 near Auckland on Dec 5th 2017, engine shut down in flight
Replies: 44
Views: 14422

Re: Incident: ANZ B789 near Auckland on Dec 5th 2017, engine shut down in flight

What do you mean? Something towards the front of the engine broke off or something was ingested. As it went through the engine it was broken into pieces which then basically shredded the turbine blades and stators after the combustion chamber. The engine will have to be pulled apart to find out pre...

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by RB211trent
Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS to lease 4 A332's to cover 789 downtime
Replies: 207
Views: 63025

Re: VS to lease 4 A332's to cover 789 downtime

G-VNAP is coming back as a straight replacement for a A340 which has to be returned to the lessor, it not possible to extend this lease as the lessor took out some form of ‘gap insurance’ To protect the value of the aircraft, so it has to go back. The only problem is that G-VNAP has a list of defec...

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by RB211trent
Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS to lease 4 A332's to cover 789 downtime
Replies: 207
Views: 63025

Re: VS to lease 4 A332's to cover 789 downtime

Also I don’t know why historical issues are relevant in this, all engine manufacturers have issues from time to time, they are well documented. What is relevant how these issues are dealt with.

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by RB211trent
Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS to lease 4 A332's to cover 789 downtime
Replies: 207
Views: 63025

Re: VS to lease 4 A332's to cover 789 downtime

Rolls Royce almost caused the demis of the Lockheed 1011 aircraft as its engine had problems and the British government had to bail Rolls Royce of out of bankruptcy. Qantas has a Rolls powered A380 , VH-OQA, that exploded in flight due an oil leak caused by a failed oil seal on one of it's engines ...

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by RB211trent
Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Incident: ANZ B789 near Auckland on Dec 5th 2017, engine shut down in flight
Replies: 44
Views: 14422

Re: Incident: ANZ B789 near Auckland on Dec 5th 2017, engine shut down in flight

I wonder if this issue will affect the A350? Turbine blades: https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/938829255328243714/f71jZ3iO?format=jpg&name=600x314 Urgh. Hot side of the HPT? ( view from the inside combustion chamber to the rear? ) That’s the last stage of the LP Turbine. Viewed from the exhaust no...

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by RB211trent
Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ's first 787-10 and Reg. question!
Replies: 22
Views: 5852

Re: SQ's first 787-9 and Reg. question!

AngMoh wrote:
Is this the first aircraft which will be delivered with the Trent 1000 TEN engine?

No, the first T1000 TEN has already been delivered on msn 627 I think.

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