Britair From United Kingdom, joined Aug 1999, 933 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (14 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1422 times:
Qantas' own 744's (747-438) that it ordered from Boeing are powered by Rolls Royce engines. A few years ago (at the time of the Asian economic crisis) QF purchsed 3 second hand 744's from Malaysia Airlines and Asiana, that are powered by GE engines. As seen in the pic.
Qantas engineers have nicknamed them the 3 ugly stepsisters! They have other names for the fleet too....VH-NLH on lease from BA is called Snow White and the 7 767-300's also leased from BA are called the Seven Dwarf's!!
Qantas also operated PW powered 747-200's in the 70's and 80's before switching to all RR powered models.
Qantas does the same on its 767 fleet: the 767-200's are PW, the orginial 763's are GE and as mentioned the Seven Dwarfs are RR.
Boeing747-700 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (14 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1391 times:
That Varig 747 that ANZ has, I think it was one that was never taken up by Canadian hence the 747-475 number. The Canadian 747-400 are all GE CF6- 80C2B1F and the Air Canada 747-400M's are all PW 4056. So QF is not the only one who operates with diffrent engines too.
Aamd11 From UK - Wales, joined Nov 2001, 1068 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (14 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1366 times:
More airlines seem to have this these days...
BA has two typres of 777 (GE90 and the best of all - RR TRENT895)
AA had a proble with TWA aircraft, AA 757s were RR, and the TWA were PW, and the same prob with 767s... GE (AA) and PW (TWA)....
Im not sure who else, but its usually when an airline realises it wants another type of engine to power a new type, or when one airline takes over another (AA/TWA) and (AC/CP)
ZK-NBT From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 5549 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (14 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1355 times:
The first 3 NZ744's have RR engines! Aircraft are ZK-NBS, NBT and NBU. The next 3 were SUH, SUI and SUJ which were second hand and had GE engines as do the 2 newest 744's NBV and NBW. The 763 fleet has GE aswell.