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Air New Zealand's 747-400's.  
User currently onlineMr AirNZ From New Zealand, joined Feb 2002, 867 posts, RR: 1
Posted (12 years 7 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2093 times:

Do Air New Zealand' 747-400RR aircraft fly into Heathrow or is it just there GE fleet?

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User currently offlineAJ From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 2391 posts, RR: 24
Reply 1, posted (12 years 7 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2046 times:

I've seen both up there.

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User currently offlineZK-NBT From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 5333 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (12 years 7 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2023 times:

All the 744's fly there from time to time!

User currently offlineBoeing747-700 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 7 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2016 times:

Why did Air New Zealand go with GE over RR on their Boeing 744 fleet?

User currently offline9V-SVE From Singapore, joined Nov 2001, 2066 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (12 years 7 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2011 times:

Sounds like RR 744 operators are switching over to GE. First ANZ, then QF.

User currently offlineOz777 From Australia, joined Jun 2000, 521 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (12 years 7 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1973 times:

The GE aircraft are ex Varig. Air NZ had the opportunity to pick them up at very good lease rates, at a time when new builds were a matter of joining the back of the line.

This in turn gave ANZ the chance to increase routes and capacity.

No great secret.

Oz777


User currently offlineBoeing747-700 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 7 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1925 times:

Well If I fly the ANZ 744 I will make sure it has the RR on the sides of the engines.

User currently offlineGreg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 7 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1912 times:

What difference does that make?

User currently offlineChrisEMA From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 45 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (12 years 7 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1893 times:

I've been told my more than one ANZ Captain that the GE's are proving to be more economical on the long sectors and also able to get them up to cruisng altitude more quickly....

Is this born out in fact? I do know that the Rollers have been updated on some airlines with new Trent cores and the like.

ANZ's newest 744s - SUJ and NBV/W are GE powered. The older RR fleet are ZK NBS, T and U. I have been on all the lot at some stage and have been able to detect a hint of 'newness' on the more recent planes - as well as some grubby experiences at times particuarly just before the new spacemaker seats were fitted.

Can't see why anyone would fail to trust the American engines....

Really sorry that I'm not flying with them this year..... it's BA/QF all the way this time. Also, don't forget that ANZ do contract work on PW JT8Ds and similar at Christchurch. I had the pleasure of looking over that facility a couple of years ago. very interesting - especially being able to look inside the business end of a CF6! Didn't realise that they write the numbers of each fan blade on them.

cheers,

Chris


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