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Old 13th Feb 2012, 09:33
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18,260 lb (8,283 kg) I believe thats the entire engine though not just the propulsor/core section shown in the picture above.
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Old 13th Feb 2012, 09:37
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Dry weight 16644 lbs ( core section ).
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Old 13th Feb 2012, 09:42
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Such a nice jet. Carbon fiber and it carries all that weight.

Imagine a future with graphite fiber air freighters.
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Old 13th Feb 2012, 19:18
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18,260 lb (8,283 kg) I believe thats the entire engine though not just the propulsor/core section shown in the picture above.
Trust me, just the propulsor, the fan is huge for the -115. They are normally transported separately. We truck ours to GE. The Fan rarely needs repair that we can not do in house, the propulsor being the major overhaul component.

May be the shipping stand for the added weight.
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Old 13th Feb 2012, 19:21
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You can also see the large fan case support bar in the lwr rt corner of the pic, I am surprised it is not bubblewrapped, supposedly not much tolerance for damage to this thing.
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'Such a nice jet. Carbon fiber and it carries all that weight'


Don't think so, the 777 is pretty much all conventional Aluminium construction.
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Old 14th Feb 2012, 14:58
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Here's a picture of the fan, loaded on a 16ft pallet laterally.

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Old 14th Feb 2012, 17:03
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SMT Member,

Thanks for the pictures of the propulsor and fan sections loaded. Our MX instructor told us that the GE90-115B Nose Cowl Assy couldn't be transported as one lump on a 744F/777F. Obviously you have the knowledge. Ever transported one or know if it will fit? The said instructor was a little wide of the mark on some other facts so was just wondering if this was correct?
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Old 14th Feb 2012, 20:09
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I don't know if it's possible, but given the size of the thing I have my doubts since it's almost the same diameter as a 737 fuselage (give or take). Never heard of anybody trying.
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Old 14th Feb 2012, 21:43
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Training Information Point
You can separate the upper and the lower halves of the inlet
cowl to move it. The upper and the lower halves are matched
sets. They are not interchangeable with other inlet cowl halves.

ref mm

TASK 71-11-01-000-801-H01
2. Inlet Cowl Disassembly
(Figure 201, Figure 202, Figure 203, Figure 204, Figure 205, Figure 206, and Figure 207)
A. General
(1) This task is the disassembly procedure for the upper and lower inlet cowl halves. You use this
task when it is necessary to separate the upper and lower inlet cowl halves for storage or
transport.

looks like that our instructor was right flightmech

also the only airplanes that can transport the whole inlet cowl without being separated in 2 are the AN124 and SHORT BELFAST, ref 777 Engine Ground Handling, GE90

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Old 14th Feb 2012, 23:12
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I believe we (Atlas) have moved some GE90 and the new 787 GEnx engines without removing the cowls...but on the B744-LCF (Large Cargo Freighter).

Photos: Boeing 747-409(LCF) Dreamlifter Aircraft Pictures | Airliners.net

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Old 14th Feb 2012, 23:23
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lol

big toy also this one
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Old 15th Feb 2012, 02:17
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The LCF is insane! I suppose it all depends whether you're packing weight, volume or outsize freight. The -8 (not -800!!) is a great machine, which can be great in case you don't need the range.. Apples and pears really,,
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Old 15th Feb 2012, 10:07
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Cedgz,

Theres never a Shorts Belfast around when you need one! You couldn't blame me for asking. He did mention it could be transported and assembled on arrival. You know the instructor I'm talking about! You NEVER fix this airplane by pulling c/bs. Yeah right
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Old 15th Feb 2012, 10:28
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Flightmech,

exactly the same instructor, "when i was at U....."
he's right, it can be assembled at arrival, but for sure the plane will not leave the same day
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Old 15th Feb 2012, 10:30
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Thats the guy. Don't know why he ever left there. I hope you still remember the name of his dogs!!
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Old 15th Feb 2012, 10:42
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I forgot the names of his dogs. I think he left because he was way too good, and so he could share his absolut knowledge to the others. And also, the stories were so nice
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Flightmech,

exactly the same instructor, "when i was at U....."
he's right, it can be assembled at arrival, but for sure the plane will not leave the same day
The instructor who could consistently fix aircraft by following procedure that the previous shift had ignored resulting aircraft grounded for several days needlessly. If he were just there for every turnaround U would not have any delays. The 777 expert who had 16 years experience with the aircraft and 15 of them were in training.
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You know him then?
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very well
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