Rees From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (13 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 902 times:
SAA recently acquired two B747-4F6 aircraft... I would like to know what engines they use. The rest of the SAA 747-444 fleet use the RB211-524h.... but I have noticed the exhaust cone on the 4f6's engine is quite different... it is more visible than the RR. Anybody know what engine it is?
Triple Seven From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 530 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (13 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 812 times:
N949WP is correct. The two 747-4F6 were ex-PAL. I believe that these were repossesed from PAL when they couldn't pay up during the airlines recent shut down. They ordered four 747-400s but only two are in service (might be wrong at this one).
Navion From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1012 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (13 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 764 times:
Actually I believe the Phillippine 744's in question were never delivered, as opposed to being repossessed. I could be wrong though. I know at least 2 of them lived at Marana for a while after they came off of the assembly line.