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User currently offlineToady From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 724 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 9 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1094 times:

Why have 2 QANTAS 747 400s got 2 engine types?
I thought it was usual for an airline to stick (where possible) to one type.


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User currently offlineFanofjets From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2005 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (12 years 9 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1068 times:

The Jumbo on the right, with the GE CF6-80s, is a leased plane; the one with the Rollers belongs to Qantas.

Now, let's look at the Aussie airline's 767 fleet:
The 767-238s have PW JT-9Ds

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The 767-338s have GE CF6-80s, because they were the only powerplants cleared for ETOPS on the 763 when Qantas purchased the planes.

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Finally, Qantas leased several ex-BA 767-336s; these, of course, are equipped with RR RB211-524s.

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User currently offlineBritair From United Kingdom, joined Aug 1999, 933 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (12 years 9 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1067 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!!  Smile

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.

Strange but true!

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User currently offlineToady From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 724 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 9 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1059 times:

Thank you both for your very prompt answers!
Is QANTAS's situation unique? Or fairly unique, at least?


User currently offlineN79969 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 9 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1052 times:

The 744ERs they purchased recently will be GE powered also.

User currently offlineThe Coachman From Australia, joined Apr 2001, 1431 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 9 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1045 times:

Fanofjets,

In the original post, the plane on the right has RR engines, the one on the left has GE, not the other way around as you suggest.

AirNZ switched engines from RR to GE as well for their B747-400 fleet.



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User currently offline9V-SVE From Singapore, joined Nov 2001, 2066 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (12 years 9 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1036 times:

No, ANZ just took up Varig's 744s, that had GE engines.

User currently offlineBoeing747-700 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (12 years 9 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1036 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.

User currently offlineAamd11 From UK - Wales, joined Nov 2001, 1061 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (12 years 9 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1011 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)


User currently offlineZK-NBT From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 5359 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (12 years 9 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1000 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.

I've no idea why airlines do this though.


User currently offlineJkelley480 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 127 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (12 years 9 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 995 times:

Delta has both GE & PW on their 767s. Seems a bit odd.

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