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Qantas 742 Engines?

Sat Jan 27, 2001 8:06 am

Dear All,
Just looking at the some photos on the site and noticed the two types of engines that are used on Qantas 742's. Looks like P&W's and of course RR's. How did this happen? Were the aircraft delivered like this or were they retrofitted with the RR's. If Anyone knows I would Appreciate any facts on the subject.

Thanks in advance,

Tane
 
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RE: Qantas 742 Engines?

Sat Jan 27, 2001 8:23 am

Qantas's first 15 747-238Bs came with P&W JT9D engines. Subsequently, they chose the RB211, as this offered better fuel burn. I am unsure as to the number of aircraft that arrived with RR engines, but I am sure someone from Aussie will be able to give you an answer. AFAIK, all the JT9D engined 742s are long gone. I hope this helps!

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RE: Qantas 742 Engines?

Sat Jan 27, 2001 8:39 am

Thank's V/F mystery solved.
 
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RE: Qantas 742 Engines?

Sat Jan 27, 2001 9:04 am

As an aside, I think you'll also find that Qantas operate 747-400s with all 3 engine options (RR, PW, GE), though I could be wrong on this one, so feel free to correct me someone...
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RE: Qantas 742 Engines?

Sat Jan 27, 2001 12:18 pm

Virgin flyer, QF744's only use 2 engine types not 3.

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Tim
 
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RE: Qantas 742 Engines?

Sat Jan 27, 2001 3:20 pm

Qantas ordered B747-238s with RB211-524D2s starting with VH-EBQ and Combi VH-ECB. Both SPs were also RR powered. These are the classics that remain in the Qantas fleet, all upgraded to D4 standard in line ith the B747-338s. No JT9D aircraft were refitted, they were all sold.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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