Emirates: Unwilling to commit to anything new from Boeing & Airbus until Rolls-Royce & General Electric get their act together and deliver reliable products
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September 4, 2019 - by RICHARD SCHUURMAN for airinsight.com
- "then OEMs must give us aircraft and engines that work from Day 1 without any restrictions whatsoever." Clark continues: "If they can't give us that, don't produce them!
Emirates is unwilling to commit to taking delivery of any new types from Boeing and Airbus unless the engine manufacturers Rolls-Royce and General Electric get their act together and deliver reliable products. The airline's President Sir Tim Clark used harsh words during a roundtable in London on September 4 with selected media to which Airinsight was invited.
His critical remarks follow a series of ongoing issues with engines from both power-houses.
General Electric discovered blade issues some time ago during ground testing of the all-new GE9X that powers the Boeing 777X. As it wants to prevent any in-service reliability problems at any costs, GE has been doing a redesign.
However, that has taken longer to be completed and certified and caused Boeing to announce recently that the 777-9's first flight has been delayed until early 2020.
With 115 777-9s and 35 -8s on order since November 2013 the delay is something, Clark is not happy with: "First flight should have been by October last year and in June we were told it won't be flying until Q1 next year...
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