Rmm From Australia, joined Feb 2001, 525 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2301 times:
A few things,
a) P&W logo on #2 engine.
b) The only other similiar looking engine for that model was the CF6-50.
It doesn't have the pointed tail cone like the -50. Have a look at some
KLM 742's and you'll see what I mean.
c) Commercial Jet Aircraft Census - http://www.bird.ch/bharms/asr_sh00.htm
lists the original build config of this particular Air Madagascar A/C with
Yyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16403 posts, RR: 56
Reply 3, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2293 times:
PW offered the JT9D-70A engine from the mid-70's...with the GE-like nacelle.....as pictured on the Air Madagascar aircraft above. It was only ordered by Air Mad, SAS, Seaboard World. The new nacelle design was found to be heavy & not efficient, so updated PW engines for the 742 such as the 7Q engine reverted to the original nacelle design/shape.
Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.