toady
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Qantas Engine Types.

Sat Mar 23, 2002 6:11 am

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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fanofjets
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RE: Qantas Engine Types.

Sat Mar 23, 2002 6:28 am

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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Britair
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RE: Qantas Engine Types.

Sat Mar 23, 2002 6:29 am

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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toady
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RE: Qantas Engine Types.

Sat Mar 23, 2002 6:34 am

Thank you both for your very prompt answers!
Is QANTAS's situation unique? Or fairly unique, at least?
 
N79969
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RE: Qantas Engine Types.

Sat Mar 23, 2002 6:40 am

The 744ERs they purchased recently will be GE powered also.
 
The Coachman
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RE: Qantas Engine Types.

Sat Mar 23, 2002 7:51 am

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.
M88, 722, 732, 733, 734, 73G, 73H, 742, 743, 744, 752, 762, 763, 772, 773, 77W, 320, 332, 333, 345, 388, DH8, SF3 - want
 
9V-SVE
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RE: Qantas Engine Types.

Sat Mar 23, 2002 8:05 am

No, ANZ just took up Varig's 744s, that had GE engines.
 
BOEING747-700
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RE: Qantas Engine Types.

Sat Mar 23, 2002 8:11 am

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
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RE: Qantas Engine Types.

Sat Mar 23, 2002 12:35 pm

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
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RE: Qantas Engine Types.

Sat Mar 23, 2002 3:07 pm

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.
 
jkelley480
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RE: Qantas Engine Types.

Sat Mar 23, 2002 3:23 pm

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

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