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Qantas - Another Loyal RR Customer Changing To GE?  
User currently offlineTR From UK - England, joined May 2001, 953 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 1487 times:

Yesterday I had some time to do a little reading in various fleetlists.

I have of course been aware of Air New Zealand changing from RR to GE engines on its 747-400s (exept the three original ordered ZK-NBS, -NBT & -NBU). Since the integration of ZK-SUH & ZK-SUI which was acquired second hand with GE engines, all new 747-400s for ANZ have been GE powered.

Qantas have three GE powered 747-400s in its fleet (VH-OEB, -OEC & OED) which also was acquired second hand from Malaysia Airlines (2) and Asiana.

According to the fleetlists Qantas have chosen GE to power the ordered 747-400LRs. Why is this?? Does RR not offer any RB211s for this LR-model or have Qantas simply chosen GE as a more economical engine? I know the ANZ at one time stated that the GE engines was more reliable and economical than the RRs! Has Qantas come to the same conclusion or .... ???

And yes - I know that Qantas A380s will be RR powered but as far as I understood their A330s will have GE-engines! A wind of change by the Kangaroos????

Cheers
Thomas

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User currently offlineMr.BA From Singapore, joined Sep 2000, 3423 posts, RR: 22
Reply 1, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 1430 times:

RR is offered on the B747-400LRs which they have ordered. They chose GE as they do not need to change too much of the tools they use to maintain the engines their B7673s and same goes to the A330.

alvin



Boeing747 万岁!
User currently offlineTR From UK - England, joined May 2001, 953 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1431 times:

Hi Alvin,

I don´t get the point. Qantas have 18 RR powered 747-400s and a number of RR powered ex. BA 767-300s! They should have enough tools for RR engines I figure?? Or is the RB211 offered for the LR-model very different from the RB211-524H??

Cheers
Thomas


User currently offlineMr.BA From Singapore, joined Sep 2000, 3423 posts, RR: 22
Reply 3, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1425 times:

Hi Thomas,

Sorry for the confusion.

The tools to maintain the current B747-400 RR powered engines are different from the ones needed to maintain the RR engines which is offered on the B747-400LR which means this 2 engines are kind of a different. As for the GE powered B744s they have now, tools needed to maintain it's engines are similar that with the B767-300s they have now, and will be similar too, to the GE engines that are powering the A330s.

hope this helps,

alvin



Boeing747 万岁!
User currently offlineTR From UK - England, joined May 2001, 953 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1419 times:

Hi Alvin,

Now I am up to date! Thanks!!

Thomas


User currently offlineMr.BA From Singapore, joined Sep 2000, 3423 posts, RR: 22
Reply 5, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1416 times:

Hi everyone,

Thomas,  Smile

I have heard to that QF's RR engines on the B744 offers less range than other B744s powered by PW and GE?

Thanks

alvin



Boeing747 万岁!
User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13166 posts, RR: 78
Reply 6, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1394 times:

After the A330 engine choice, a Qantas spokesman told Flight International that they did not want to become reliant on one engine supplier in the long-term.

User currently offlineRaggi From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 998 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1380 times:

I remember reading somewhere that QF stated that they were more impressed with the CF6 compared to the RB211 on the 744, and that they therefore decided on the American engine for their 744ERs. The CF6 has clearly grabbed most customers for the 744, something which might have to do with it being the least thirsty. QF has had a couple of years to compare the performance of the two engines against each other on the 744, so the switch from RR to GE is not accidental, I guess.


raggi



Stick & Rudder
User currently offlineAJ From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 2386 posts, RR: 24
Reply 8, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1352 times:

The only loser in all this seems to be Pratts, when the B767-238(ER)s are retired it will be farewell to a long history of the JT9D in Qantas.

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