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RB.211 Powered Cargolux 744Fs?  
User currently offlineKing767 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 7 months 20 hours ago) and read 612 times:

This is a new addition to the Cargolux fleet, RB. powered 744Fs. Where did these come from, CX?
Thanks,
Tom


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User currently offlineCrosswind From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 2598 posts, RR: 58
Reply 1, posted (13 years 7 months 20 hours ago) and read 600 times:
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It was delivered new from Boeing.
All new Cargolux B747-400Fs since 1998 have had RR RB211-524G-H/T engines - change of engine policy within the company. They have 5 such aircraft, plus 5 older GE powered B747-400Fs.

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CROSSWIND


User currently offlineWoodsboy From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 1031 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (13 years 7 months 20 hours ago) and read 597 times:

No, these were all delivered new to Cargolux as freighters. Their first -400Fs were CF6 powered but they went with the RB-211s for their new batch of -400Fs. They have been around a couple of years as they were operating the RR powered frieghters into Fairbanks when I was still working for them in '98.

User currently offlineKing767 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 7 months 19 hours ago) and read 594 times:

Thanks, but does anyone know a reason why Cargolux switched types, it seems strange, the RB.211 is not extremely popular on the 747.
-Tom


User currently offlineWoodsboy From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 1031 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (13 years 7 months 19 hours ago) and read 588 times:

The RB211 is an extremely popular engine in general, being used on everything from L1011s, 747s, 757s, some 767s and even the Tupelov TU204.

They either got a good long term deal with Rolls Royce; they werent totally happy with the performance (or some other aspect) of the GE engine or maybe they struck a nice maintenance and spares deal with a supplier and maitenance provider who works with Rolls Royce more closely.


User currently offlineKing767 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 7 months 19 hours ago) and read 584 times:

I wonder if it could have been the reported problems with the CF6?
-Tom


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