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User currently offlinePlanecrazy2 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 615 posts, RR: 4
Posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1330 times:

Why did VS operate 747-200s with RR engines, and then switch to GE for the 744? Any help is appreciated!

-Planecrazy2


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User currently offlineSnn2003 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 298 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1325 times:

Im not certin but better range? less energy costs? Idk for sure
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Gage



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User currently offlinePM From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 6887 posts, RR: 63
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1299 times:

They bought (or in some cases leased) their 747-400s new and selected the CF6 over RR or PW engines. The 747-200s with RR engines were second-hand and came from Cathay and Air New Zealand. Previously, they had operated still older 747s from SIA (and others?) with PW engines.

So the answer really is that their second-hand 747-100s and -200s came with whatever engines the original operator had selected but their new 747-400s have the GE engine that Virgin chose.


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