Date: 07 Dec 98 23:19:27 From: firstname.lastname@example.org (John Wright) Organization: Janet, me and our cats in our little cottage References: 1 Followups: 1
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On 30 Nov 98 03:07:45 , in <airliners.1998.1805@ohare.Chicago.COM>, Niraj Agarwalla wrote: >On 20 Nov 1998, MAC wrote: > >> Am I right in thinking that UA is suffering high costs because of 777 >> engine problems? >> >> Out of 8 flights in the last year I have had 4 delays or cancellations >> because of engine related problems...am I unlucky or typical? > > Every new aircraft types gets a few teething problems. BA had big >problems with their GE90-equipped 777s. It got to the point that >BA decided on the RR engines to equip their next batch of 777s. There's also the point that while the GE engine is more fuel efficient than the RR (or the P&W), it is so much heavier you need a 10 hour stage to make the costs balance - did I read that in this group? I might have done. BA will thus probably find the RR engined 777 quite a bit cheaper to operate particularly if it keeps its long stages for the 747-400 -- John Wright "There's spam egg sausage and spam, that's not got _much_ spam in it." "I don't want *any* spam..."