Re-heat From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 23 posts, RR: 0 Posted (15 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 907 times:
Just looking at the some photos on the site and noticed the two types of engines that are used on Qantas 742's. Looks like P&W's and of course RR's. How did this happen? Were the aircraft delivered like this or were they retrofitted with the RR's. If Anyone knows I would Appreciate any facts on the subject.
VirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4652 posts, RR: 37
Reply 1, posted (15 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 891 times:
Qantas's first 15 747-238Bs came with P&W JT9D engines. Subsequently, they chose the RB211, as this offered better fuel burn. I am unsure as to the number of aircraft that arrived with RR engines, but I am sure someone from Aussie will be able to give you an answer. AFAIK, all the JT9D engined 742s are long gone. I hope this helps!
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AJ From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 2406 posts, RR: 24
Reply 5, posted (15 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 845 times:
Qantas ordered B747-238s with RB211-524D2s starting with VH-EBQ and Combi VH-ECB. Both SPs were also RR powered. These are the classics that remain in the Qantas fleet, all upgraded to D4 standard in line ith the B747-338s. No JT9D aircraft were refitted, they were all sold.