AF 744 Engines

Mon Dec 20, 1999 12:04 pm

A while ago some one asked about the AF 744 enignes and I said I would get back later well I had 4 AF 744 pilots in my store today (I did not have any for a while) and they comfirmed that all there 744 had GE engines.
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RE: AF 744 Engines

Mon Dec 20, 1999 12:33 pm

Oui, all AF 744 have GE engines. AF favours GE over PW and RR. However, half of their 767 fleet does have PW and their remaining 747-100. Yet all other fleets carry GE on their wings. And when they can't buy GE straighout (for example, their Airbus and 737 fleets) they buy CFM, a joint co-operation between GE and SNECMA (a french company specializing in airplane engines, and yes I know that CFM is the only option on the 737). I'm pretty sure that similarities are the main reason for buying a standardized fleet of engines, and in CFM's cases for nationalistic reasons (much like BA buying RR and IAE, a company helping out another company of the same country, but in BA's case they started buying RR before they were privatized, and they stuck with them). Au Revoir!

« On ne voit bien qu'avec le cœur. L'essentiel est invisible pour les yeux » Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

RE: AF 744 Engines

Mon Dec 20, 1999 10:03 pm

All of Air France's 747s except the 747-100s are GE powered. The majority of their aircraft are all powered by GE engines or CFM International.

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