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Old 03-02-2016, 03:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default GJ200 777-300ER - GE90 Mould

Can anyone tell me whether GJ is now using the new GE90 mould on all of their new 777-300ERs? I am thinking about getting the Qatar 777-300ER (March release) but I need to know whether the engines are correct (or at least better than the previous ones).

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Old 03-02-2016, 04:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I would like to know too. There is a rumor (hopefully JUST a rumor) that the Gemini Qatar model will use the old GE-90 engine mold.

As far as 'correctness' of the mold goes, you can read any of the myriad of recent posts discussing this exact topic ad nauseum.

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I asked this very question to Gemini. The response I got was, not sure if it will be the new engines or not. But, the BA and Qatar were in production at the same time as the Eva Air and Cathay models by JC. And those both have the new engines.

I was comparing photos today of the first Gemini BA 777-300 release and the new one that is coming. To me, it looks like both the BA and the Qatar have the new engines. They look like what is on my new Cathay 777-300. Look at these and see what you think.

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Here is my Delta 777-200LR which has version 2.0 of the GE-90. It looks different from what the photos show on the Qatar and version 2 of BA 777-300.
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If you look at the hot section of the engine, I'm not sure the Qatar and BA models have the new engine. The hot section looks longer, like the last version 3 GE-90 engine mold, and the top of the fan cowl looks a little more curved on the Eva model, but not on the other 2 but it is really hard to tell from the angle of the pics..

Lets hope it is just the pics, and that the other models do use the new GE-90 mold also.

Anyone know for sure?

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Look at the section circled. It more "pointy" on the Cathay Pacific with the new engine that what was on the old version like the Delta which is more "blunt". Looks the same as the Cathay Pacific.





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Old 03-02-2016, 05:12 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Do you know for sure, or are you just guessing from the sample pics? There is very little difference between the old and new pylons.

I think we need to hear from someone who knows for sure, and not just guess from sample pics that may or may not reflect the actual production model.

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Gemini doesn't post sample photos any longer. The photos they post of new releases are the actual final product.
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I still think we need to hear from someone who knows for sure. The engines on the Qatar and BA model still look like the last GE-90 engine mold, not the new one to me. Look at the angle of the intake lip, curve of the upper fan cowl and the hot section.

I think we need to hear from someone who knows for sure.

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It's hard to tell for sure from the photos...we shall see. Hoping BOTH models have the new engines.
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Gemini doesn't post sample photos any longer. The photos they post of new releases are the actual final product.
If that is the case, then how would they not know if it is the old versus the new? I mean, just simply take a look at the model that was photographed and there lies the answer... It is hard to tell from these photos whether or not it is the new mould, but I do agree with you that they look to be the new ones. Unfortunately, the angle in which Gemini chooses to take their release photos hides A LOT that other angles show.

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If that is the case, then how would they not know if it is the old versus the new? I mean, just simply take a loot at the model that was photographed and there lies the answer... It is hard to tell from these photos whether or not it is the new mould, but I do agree with you that they look to be the new ones. Unfortunately, the angle in which Gemini chooses to take their release photos hides A LOT that other angles show.
Agreed! The angle does not help! I don't know...I would think they would know too..but that is answer I got that they are not sure.
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Yes they will have the new engines. Why do you think you haven't seen a Gemini 777 release in such a long time? They are satisfied with the mod now so they have to go ahead with releases.
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Yes they will have the new engines. Why do you think you haven't seen a Gemini 777 release in such a long time? They are satisfied with the mod now so they have to go ahead with releases.
I hope you are right and presume you are, but your reply sounds more like a guess or supposition than a definitive answer.

Still waiting from someone who really knows.
Hopefully this discussion will ensure it really is the new GE-90 engine mold.

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Why not have someone call Gemini Jets directly and ask the question about the engines. Or maybe something from Crownvic could shed some light into this inquiry?

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Why not have someone call Gemini Jets directly and ask the question about the engines. Or maybe something from Crownvic could shed some light into this inquiry?

Cheers! T7
I emailed Gemini. The response I got was that they were not sure, but hoped they were the new engines.
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Obviously the new engine has been used on the Qatar 777-300ER.
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I emailed Gemini. The response I got was that they were not sure, but hoped they were the new engines.
Hmmm. Pretty interesting response from Las Vegas. It should be either a 'Yay' or 'Nay', or maybe I'm missing something? Don't know how you would insert 'hope' into the email reply? Oh well, appreciate your email inquiry to them.
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Well....I assume no one from Las Vegas sees these models until they arrive. That is why they don't know.

And the production process there was a time where they stopped using the old ones and started using the new ones. The question is...where did these two models fall in the process? I purchased the JC Wings Turkish 777-300 regular scheme just about a month ago and it did not have the new engines. So all of these were produced around the same time.

To me it looks like both a have the new engine.

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Well....I assume no one from Las Vegas sees these models until they arrive. That is why they don't know.

And the production process there was a time where they stopped using the old ones and started using the new ones. The question is...where did these two models fall in the process? I purchased the JC Wings Turkish 777-300 regular scheme just about a month ago and it did not have the new engines. So all of these were produced around the same time.

To me it looks like both a have the new engine.
Hmm. If I am the company = Gemini Jets/ADI paying a factory to roll-out my models; they being the factory would be given a directive/instructions from Gemini on what specific mould to use prior to them starting up the production line. Or am I missing something here again?

Do agree with you on the pics representing the new engines being installed.

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Obviously the new engine has been used on the Qatar 777-300ER.
I don't think that is 'obvious' at this point at all. We really need to hear from someone who knows. And I think most of us have a good idea who that is.

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I don't think that is 'obvious' at this point at all. We really need to hear from someone who knows. And I think most of us have a good idea who that is.

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Agreed. Unfortunately, this hobby is not predictable, and we need a reputable person to confirm this.
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I can confirm G2BAW541 and G2QTR477 have new GE-90-115B engines.
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I can confirm G2BAW541 and G2QTR477 have new GE-90-115B engines.
Tonka, I had a feeling you were going to reply and provide confirmation. I was about to post a 'shout out' to you last night; due to your connection with JC/Gemini, but I was falling asleep. Thank you and appreciate your response. Now the DAC collectors who have ordered the models in question can rest at ease. Cheers! T7
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I can confirm G2BAW541 and G2QTR477 have new GE-90-115B engines.
I think we can trust this answer. And makes me feel much better.
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Thanks Tonka for confirming the new engines will be used on these 2 models.
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Glad to hear the new engines are going on. I never bought the original BA 777W because the engines looked far too small, more a normal 777-3. Definitely glad to finally be getting a proper BA 777W.
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I can confirm G2BAW541 and G2QTR477 have new GE-90-115B engines.
Thanks a lot for confirming this Tonka!
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Sorry guys, I am trying to minimize my post regarding the T7.
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Sorry guys, I am trying to minimize my post regarding the T7.
You have a wicked sense of humor! Which I like! Good on you to show some self restraint in regards to the WBA T7. Cheers! T7
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The best 773ER with new GE 90 and perfect landing gears
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Sorry guys, I am trying to minimize my post regarding the T7.
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