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Best Engines On The 747 Combi  
User currently offlineGF-A330 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 1643 posts, RR: 2
Posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1522 times:

Hi Just curious to know what you think are the best engines fitted to the 747 combi.

Any in particular that you like the look of ?

Also, considering other factors, such as weight. Which engines are the best, to lift the heavy weight of cargo?


GE CF6-50E2

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User currently offlineETA Unknown From Comoros, joined Jun 2001, 2077 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1496 times:

There is no correct answer as engine type selection is dependant on an individual airline's operating environment. Therfore, a GE powered engine may be more suitable for one company whereas a P&W or RR engine would better suit another.

Of course, there are always exceptions to this rule: Korean Air and Thai International operated 747's and Airbuses with just about every engine type possible- one can only imagine a certain amount of bribery was at play.


User currently offlineTEDSKI From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1486 times:

I would go for the P&W 4000 series engine being that it has the highest thrust over the GE CF6 & RR RB211 engines.

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