Re: 30-year-old technology

Date:         20 Mar 97 02:34:54 
From:         "Barry Oaten" <>
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Karl Swartz <kls@ohare.Chicago.COM> wrote in article
> Why do you lump the Trent 800 with the GE90?  Despite the new name
> (er, it was new for the A330) it's a derivative of the tried-and-true
> RB.211, and thus could be considered a far more mature design than the
> PW4084

Absolutely right.  The GE90 is a heap of s**t compared to the Trent...BA
has had to revoke ETOPS clearance for all 777-100 a/c as the engines are
crap.  They have cancelled numerous services because inside parts of the
engine kept breaking away and creating debris inside the engine.