EK413 wrote:qf789 wrote:EK413 wrote:
I’m surprised they’ve opted to ferry back to AUH on 3 engines opposed to leasing an engine from QF considering -OQA is currently under going heavy maintenance in AUH.
That could be feasible if EY had RR engines except they are powered by EA
Thanks for pointing that out for some reason I thought they had RR. Certainly would’ve been a solution though if they had RR’s.
I take it the 3 engine ferry flight out weighed hiring a hangar, positioning a replacement engine, dropping the old engine, fit the new engine & then position the old engine back to AUH.
It would take a few days to fully assemble the engine too as they are too big to in 747Fs.