From: Malcolm Weir <firstname.lastname@example.org> Organization: Adaptive Information Systems -- A Hitachi Company Date: 03 Nov 96 19:57:00 References: 1 2 3 4
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McElravy wrote: > I don't expect to see any 777s carrying a spare anytime in the future. :-) > This does bring up an interesting point, though. In one of my books on the > 777 (the one by Guy Norris and Mark Wagner, I think, but it could be in > 21st Century Jet's limited photo section) there is a picture of a 777 > engine (I can't remember which brand: I can't find either book) being > loaded into a monster Antanov for transport. This makes me think that > transporting the monster engines for this airliner is rather difficult (big > around as a 737: doubters may look in the Guy Norris book; there is a > picture of a British Airways 737 (the River Eire, I believe) next to a GE90 > equipped 777. Wow.) Various engine vendors have trumpeted the transportation issues surrounding 777 engines. Unless I've got P&W mixed up with R-R, only the PW4084/4090 engine can be shipped "intact" inside a B747 freighter. The R-R needs some of its extremities removed (I *think*), while the GE90 needs to be shipped as a separate core and fan. A Reliable Source has suggested that the principal means of moving these things around is the C-130, or the An-124 according to availability... Malc.