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Air France's 744s

Thu Nov 11, 1999 8:45 am

I am wondering if anyone can answer this question. I flew Air France back in 1993, CGD - LAX and LAX - CDG. I SWEAR they had Rolls-Royce RB211 engines, but I keep hearing that AF's planes are GE-powered. I recognise the RB211 on the wing because of its distinctive nacelle and pointed spinner. GE engines have a fat nacelle with a tapered exhaust.

Anyone know if AF did indeed operate RR-powered 744s? Thanks!

RE: Air France's 744s

Thu Nov 11, 1999 8:59 am

hey great question, i have an idea why don't you look on Air France's homepage and look up on their aircraft fleet section. it will probably tell you there. try it!

RE: Air France's 744s

Thu Nov 11, 1999 9:01 am

Absolutely not. The only AF aircraft to ever fly with RR power is Concorde.

AF's Site

Thu Nov 11, 1999 9:47 am

That was no good advice as AF's site does not list engine types.... like most airlines sites...
Otherwise, i have not been able to find the answer to your question, Ilyushin96M

RE: AF Pilots

Thu Nov 11, 1999 12:59 pm

Air France keeps there pilots really close to my pilot supply store. They are always in my store so one day I will ask them that and then we can have the truth from the people that know. I should be able to get them by Sunday, I had a AF FO in my store about 3 hours ago.
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AF 744 Engines

Thu Nov 11, 1999 8:24 pm


All 13 Air France's 747-400 are GE CF6-powered.
Only Concorde and Fokker 100 are RR-powered (the F100 are now operated by Gill Airways and Brit Air for AFR).

Best regards,
Alain Mengus

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Info On AF

Thu Nov 11, 1999 8:28 pm


I forgot to say that many people can give you information about Air France on the [Air France] eGroup.

You can subscribe by sending a blanck e-mail to

Best regards,
Alain Mengus

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