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Old 08 September 2005, 11:40   #61
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Codders, I prefer the one at the bottom of the page!
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Old 08 September 2005, 11:42   #62
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Why oh why do you not check the FACTS????

The first A380s use RR Trents and many have been ordered!!!

Selected by five out of eight operators who have so far made engine
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Singapore Airlines (10 firm + 15 options)
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Total: 80 aircraft (320 installed engines)

A bit out of date codders....

"Either the Rolls-Royce Trent 900 or Engine Alliance GP7200 turbofan engines may power the A380. The Rolls-Royce Trent, the launch engine, initially gained most sales. However, the Engine Alliance GP7201 sales grew, now roughly matching those of the Trent 900."

Do the same sums on the 300/320/330 and yiou will see that GE go way pass RR.

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Old 08 September 2005, 11:59   #63
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Why not use a human being???.........
I suspect that their thinking was that you donít get too many people flying into planes while airbourne Des
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A bit out of date codders....

"Either the Rolls-Royce Trent 900 or Engine Alliance GP7200 turbofan engines may power the A380. The Rolls-Royce Trent, the launch engine, initially gained most sales. However, the Engine Alliance GP7201 sales grew, now roughly matching those of the Trent 900."

Do the same sums on the 300/320/330 and yiou will see that GE go way pass RR.

Jonathan

Yes they are now 50 - 50 - but you are just looking at Airbus!!

In 2004 (latest figures) RR had 40% - GE 34% - with other joint efforts taking up the rest.

Hardly RR losing the way!!!
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Old 09 September 2005, 06:58   #65
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Yes they are now 50 - 50 - but you are just looking at Airbus!!

but there aint much else in the airports at the moment..757's seem to have stopped, 767- long haul and mostly GE, 777 only seen one so far ( El Al) and I believe that was GE?? . There is a dearth of 737's and I believe there aint a RR on any of them?? - but need to be corrected???, everything i end up flying in is either GE or Pratt & Witney. 747's seem to be giving over to Airbus on transatlantic. I leave myself open to be corrected -

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"Consider the behemoths that power Boeing's big 777, which the Guinness Book of Records certifies as the most powerful commercial jet engine ever built. According to Guinness, General Electric's GE90-115B generated 123,000 pounds of steady-state thrust during its initial ground testing in 2001, a record it would later break."

I regret that RR are not there yet

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"Consider the behemoths that power Boeing's big 777, which the Guinness Book of Records certifies as the most powerful commercial jet engine ever built. According to Guinness, General Electric's GE90-115B generated 123,000 pounds of steady-state thrust during its initial ground testing in 2001, a record it would later break."

I regret that RR are not there yet

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Wonder if you would survive being sucked in to that
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Which is why RR have the biggest market share

That engine is for a very limited market - there wouldn't be room for 2 - I am QUITE sure RR could develop one if they needed to!!!
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Its got nothing to do with Ribs, but just to declare an interest - I worked for RR for 33 years, including a period as its Director-Engine Systems. Codprawn has got the facts right I can assure you...
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... and just to clear up the other myth. The chickens are thawed out, not frozen. The whole point is to simulate a real bird ingestion event. There is an old (true I believe) story of the railway development team in Derby, working on the ATP, who copied RR to test train windscreens. They used a frozen chicken and were then surpised when it went though the windscreen, through the back of the cab and into the engine.
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