Guest

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.
Iain
 
LH423
Posts: 5869
Joined: Sun Jul 11, 1999 6:27 am

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!

LH423
« On ne voit bien qu'avec le cœur. L'essentiel est invisible pour les yeux » Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
 
Guest

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.

Popular Searches On Airliners.net

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos