|Quoting Spacepope (Reply 2):|
it looks like Evergreen added a 744 in the past week
|Quoting 9MMPQ (Reply 4):|
I've always been hearing 744s with RR engines are less desirable and can certainly understand it if other operators are already running a fleet with either PW or GE engines. While a BCF will find some interest maybe the pairing with the RR engines thus works against it ? I wouldn't be too surprised if she remains in storage or eventually faces scrapping.
|Quoting kcljj (Reply 5):|
So what inherent issues are there in RR engines, which make them less desirable for operators?
|Quoting n471wn (Reply 8):|
How many cycles and hours did it have?
|Quoting bmibaby737 (Reply 9):|
I see there are only 6x BCF's remaining in the fleet, all of which are ex- Singapore Airlines aircraft. Do you happen to know which ones are heading to Air China Cargo?
|Quoting n471wn (Reply 12):|
She had a good life---a lot of 400's have been scrapped with far less hours/cycles!!
|Quoting SEPilot (Reply 14):|
Just out of curiosity, does anyone know how many 744's (pax and freighter) have been scrapped so far?
|Quoting kcljj (Reply 5):|
Why would 744s with RR engines be less desirable?
|Quoting cx flyboy (Reply 7):|
They already have 3 of the RR BCFs. B-HOZ was the remaining RR-powered BCF in our fleet and apparently was also earmarked for Air Hong Kong however they no longer need it. It would be nearly impossible to sell a single Rolls Royce powered BCF which is due for a major maintenance check, even though this machine had less than 100,000hrs on the clock.
|Quoting cx flyboy (Reply 17):|
3-4 passenger 744s are due to be retired from Cathay this year and I think it is highly likely that they too will end up with the scrapman.
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