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Why GE Not RR  
User currently offlineCathay744 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1772 times:

Why did Qantas buy their 744ER with GE engines and not RR like the rest of their 744?

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User currently onlineAccidentally From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 643 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1744 times:
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RR Engines are not an option on the ER. GE & Pratt only.


Cory Crabtree - crab453 - Indianapolis - 2R2 - 1966 PA-32-260
User currently offlineOB1504 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 3332 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1743 times:

I'm not sure if RR could make an engine powerful enough to meet the range (or was it payload?) requirements of the 747-400ER, although I could be wrong.

Or maybe Rolls-Royce couldn't make an engine fast enough, and Qantas was tired of waiting or didn't want to wait, so they went with General Electric.

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