Avion From Bouvet Island, joined May 1999, 2205 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (15 years 9 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 999 times:
I have downloaded the Swissair 777 from Flightsim.com . And i must say that it looks sweet! To bad that it will never happen! A airbus narrowbody fleet and a boeing widebody fleet sound very good to me!
Chieftain From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (15 years 9 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 961 times:
Can anyone tell me why Balair's new 757's are RR powered? I thought Swissair and SAir in general were very big on P&W engines because they own some kind of PW overhaul facility or something (SRTechnics). All of the 332 and MD11's have PW 4000 series engines. I know the PW 2000 are used for 757's but surely there must be some commonality between the two.
Didn't SR demand that Sabena change the engines of its new 332 to PW 4000 series from the GE CF6 because of this?
Now I see that the new Balair 763's will have GE CF6 engines, neither Pratt or RR powered.
Can anyone explain? Is it that the RR is the better/more efficient engine for the 757 and the CF6 better for the 767? Surely this cannot be so. I know that most 757 operators chose the RR over the PW engine but still.....