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Qantas 742 Engines?  
User currently offlineRe-heat From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 23 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 6 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 725 times:

Dear All,
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.

Thanks in advance,

Tane


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User currently offlineVirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4537 posts, RR: 41
Reply 1, posted (13 years 6 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 709 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!

V/F



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User currently offlineRe-heat From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 23 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 6 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 700 times:

Thank's V/F mystery solved.

User currently offlineVirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4537 posts, RR: 41
Reply 3, posted (13 years 6 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 694 times:

As an aside, I think you'll also find that Qantas operate 747-400s with all 3 engine options (RR, PW, GE), though I could be wrong on this one, so feel free to correct me someone...


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User currently offlineTim From Australia, joined Jun 2000, 704 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (13 years 6 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 682 times:

Virgin flyer, QF744's only use 2 engine types not 3.

Regards
Tim


User currently offlineAJ From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 2386 posts, RR: 24
Reply 5, posted (13 years 6 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 663 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.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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