EA772LR From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2838 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3423 times:
Quoting overloaduk (Thread starter): Why did most the european 757 carriers pick the 757 with RB211's and not the PW engine there some sort of proformace benifits from the RB211
I think many European carriers ordered 757s earlier in the 757 program and PW was having issues with the PW2000. This was also before the A321 was introduced in the early 1990s which is why orders for the 757 dried up so quickly in Europe.
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LAXDESI From United States of America, joined May 2005, 5086 posts, RR: 46
Reply 3, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3289 times:
Quoting EA772LR (Reply 1): I think many European carriers ordered 757s earlier in the 757 program and PW was having issues with the PW2000. This was also before the A321 was introduced in the early 1990s which is why orders for the 757 dried up so quickly in Europe.
This supports Keesje's point that a lighter and lower range aircraft is more suitable for the European market.
FlyCaledonian From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2238 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3237 times:
Don't forget that a number of European carriers also opted for the A310-200, so the need for the 757 didn't exist in their fleets.
AF, AZ, LH - all were 727 operators but they never got the 757. IB got the 757 to replace the 727 quite late, but then the 757 never stayed in the fleet that many years. BA was joint launch customer for the 757, and it replaced the fuel guzzling Trident.
AirbusA6 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 2194 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3131 times:
Well the RB211 gained a lot more customers worldwide than the PW2000, mainly due to it's better reliability I guess, so it's not just a European thing. The overall sales are skewed by the large US fleets, with only AA having a large ~100 fleet of RR powered birds.
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BMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 16559 posts, RR: 27
Reply 8, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3072 times:
Quoting seabosdca (Reply 7): Definitely, except possibly for some of the British and Scandinavian charter operators regularly flying 6+ hour flights in high density configurations.
I forgot to mention that, but yes, the 757 is very good for charter carriers. It has a pretty good capacity, while operating relatively efficiently both to sunspots on the Med as well as destinations in the Middle East in Africa, plus the hot and high capabilities didn't hurt either.
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