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Old Jan 18, 19, 7:50 am
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787 issues all fixed?

I havenít really kept up with this. Have all of the BA 787 engine issues been resolved? We donít have a trip on one until W19 so guessing all will be ok.

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Old Jan 18, 19, 8:06 am
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There are still numerous engineless 787s at Heathrow so I don't think so.
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Old Jan 18, 19, 8:26 am
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I havenít really kept up with this. Have all of the BA 787 engine issues been resolved? We donít have a trip on one until W19 so guessing all will be ok.

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Not according to BA.

Like other airlines around the world, we continue to carry out detailed precautionary inspections on Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines on some of our Boeing 787-9 aircraft to ensure we meet all the relevant regulatory safety requirements.

To facilitate the additional engine inspections and any associated maintenance we have had to make some minor adjustments to our long haul flight schedules this summer.
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Old Jan 18, 19, 8:53 am
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There are still a number of aircraft at Heathrow (both BA and Virgin) and of course plenty more elsewhere around the world without engines. The final fix was released by Rolls Royce just before Christmas however requires the engine to be off wing to embody it, so it'll be a while yet until things are completely normal.
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Old Jan 18, 19, 11:09 am
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G-ZBJE is still sans engines, close to celebrating one year without them. And, of course, there's a strict(er) regime of checks on the fleet.
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What happens to the rest of the aircraft if it has no engines? Are the other systems powered on occasionally with ground power to keep them in working order?

A year out of service... that must be an eye-watering operational (replacement) cost.
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Old Jan 18, 19, 2:19 pm
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G-ZBJE is still sans engines, close to celebrating one year without them. And, of course, there's a strict(er) regime of checks on the fleet.
Where are G-ZBJA and G-ZBJL?
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Where are G-ZBJA and G-ZBJL?
BJA is in hangar for some repairs on a heat exchanger. I don't think we've got a ZBJL in fleet. All the other 787s in fleet are flying (B/C/D/F/G/H/J/K/M).
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I don't think we've got a ZBJL in fleet.
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Old Jan 19, 19, 1:13 pm
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BA123 to Doha seems to have resumed so, presumably, things are starting to get back to normal.
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Does anyone know why G-ZBJE has not flown since March18?
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Old Jan 28, 19, 11:36 am
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Originally Posted by Geo772 View Post
There are still a number of aircraft at Heathrow (both BA and Virgin) and of course plenty more elsewhere around the world without engines.
Engineless 787s is currently quite an interesting phenomenon to observe, wherever one flies.
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Does anyone know why G-ZBJE has not flown since March18?
I suspect that it's cheaper to put an aircraft into deep storage, compared to having all the aircraft constantly rotating in and out of service.

Idly flicking through some JNB availability displays, I happened to notice that there are a couple of mid-February 788 rotations that look like they may get cancelled. A fairly unremarkable number of seat pre-allocations is shown, but availability has been completely zeroed. A prospective cancellation is not the only plausible alternative, of course, but it seems like a possible explanation.
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BA123 to Doha seems to have resumed so, presumably, things are starting to get back to normal.
I think they're suspended again. A colleague of mine with particularly odd taste was going on holiday in Qatar on staff and the flight he intended to book has been canned. I think he was planning late Feb.

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Does anyone know why G-ZBJE has not flown since March18?
She keeps on being without engines. I believe she was due earlier but 'hers' were taken by a 789.
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A year out of service... that must be an eye-watering operational (replacement) cost.
That's why RR have put £1.5bn aside to fund it...
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Old Jan 29, 19, 10:50 am
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Idly flicking through some JNB availability displays, I happened to notice that there are a couple of mid-February 788 rotations that look like they may get cancelled. A fairly unremarkable number of seat pre-allocations is shown, but availability has been completely zeroed. A prospective cancellation is not the only plausible alternative, of course, but it seems like a possible explanation.
And these have now gone. They're the rotations departing LHR on 19 and 20 February, if anyone is wondering what's happened to them.
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