Tue Sep 05, 2000 2:23 pm

SAA recently acquired two B747-4F6 aircraft... I would like to know what engines they use. The rest of the SAA 747-444 fleet use the RB211-524h.... but I have noticed the exhaust cone on the 4f6's engine is quite different... it is more visible than the RR. Anybody know what engine it is?
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RE: 747-4f6

Tue Sep 05, 2000 2:54 pm

The client code "F6" indicated they were originally built for Phillippine Airlines, meaning that they have GE CF6-series engines.

Triple Seven
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RE: 747-4f6

Tue Sep 05, 2000 8:23 pm

N949WP is correct. The two 747-4F6 were ex-PAL. I believe that these were repossesed from PAL when they couldn't pay up during the airlines recent shut down. They ordered four 747-400s but only two are in service (might be wrong at this one).

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RE: 747-4f6

Wed Sep 06, 2000 2:09 am

Triple Seven-

I like your user name! Aren't they great birds?!?

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RE: 747-4f6

Wed Sep 06, 2000 5:42 am

Actually I believe the Phillippine 744's in question were never delivered, as opposed to being repossessed. I could be wrong though. I know at least 2 of them lived at Marana for a while after they came off of the assembly line.