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Air France's 744s  
User currently offlineIlyushin96M From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2609 posts, RR: 12
Posted (15 years 1 month 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 903 times:

I am wondering if anyone can answer this question. I flew Air France back in 1993, CGD - LAX and LAX - CDG. I SWEAR they had Rolls-Royce RB211 engines, but I keep hearing that AF's planes are GE-powered. I recognise the RB211 on the wing because of its distinctive nacelle and pointed spinner. GE engines have a fat nacelle with a tapered exhaust.

Anyone know if AF did indeed operate RR-powered 744s? Thanks!

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User currently offlineJaeair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (15 years 1 month 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 795 times:

hey great question, i have an idea why don't you look on Air France's homepage and look up on their aircraft fleet section. it will probably tell you there. try it!

User currently offlineCO767-224ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (15 years 1 month 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 788 times:

Absolutely not. The only AF aircraft to ever fly with RR power is Concorde.

User currently offlineYMQ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (15 years 1 month 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 773 times:

That was no good advice as AF's site does not list engine types.... like most airlines sites...
Otherwise, i have not been able to find the answer to your question, Ilyushin96M


User currently offlineIainhol From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (15 years 1 month 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 761 times:

Air France keeps there pilots really close to my pilot supply store. They are always in my store so one day I will ask them that and then we can have the truth from the people that know. I should be able to get them by Sunday, I had a AF FO in my store about 3 hours ago.
Iain


User currently offlineAFa340-300E From France, joined May 1999, 2084 posts, RR: 26
Reply 5, posted (15 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 740 times:

Hello,

All 13 Air France's 747-400 are GE CF6-powered.
Only Concorde and Fokker 100 are RR-powered (the F100 are now operated by Gill Airways and Brit Air for AFR).

Best regards,
Alain Mengus



User currently offlineAFa340-300E From France, joined May 1999, 2084 posts, RR: 26
Reply 6, posted (15 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 734 times:

Hello,

I forgot to say that many people can give you information about Air France on the [Air France] eGroup.

You can subscribe by sending a blanck e-mail to airfrance-subscribe@egroups.com

Best regards,
Alain Mengus


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