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RB.211 Powered Cargolux 744Fs?

Wed Feb 21, 2001 7:45 am

This is a new addition to the Cargolux fleet, RB. powered 744Fs. Where did these come from, CX?
Thanks,
Tom


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RE: RB.211 Powered Cargolux 744Fs?

Wed Feb 21, 2001 8:17 am

It was delivered new from Boeing.
All new Cargolux B747-400Fs since 1998 have had RR RB211-524G-H/T engines - change of engine policy within the company. They have 5 such aircraft, plus 5 older GE powered B747-400Fs.

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RE: RB.211 Powered Cargolux 744Fs?

Wed Feb 21, 2001 8:23 am

No, these were all delivered new to Cargolux as freighters. Their first -400Fs were CF6 powered but they went with the RB-211s for their new batch of -400Fs. They have been around a couple of years as they were operating the RR powered frieghters into Fairbanks when I was still working for them in '98.
 
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RE: RB.211 Powered Cargolux 744Fs?

Wed Feb 21, 2001 8:40 am

Thanks, but does anyone know a reason why Cargolux switched types, it seems strange, the RB.211 is not extremely popular on the 747.
-Tom
 
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RE: RB.211 Powered Cargolux 744Fs?

Wed Feb 21, 2001 9:06 am

The RB211 is an extremely popular engine in general, being used on everything from L1011s, 747s, 757s, some 767s and even the Tupelov TU204.

They either got a good long term deal with Rolls Royce; they werent totally happy with the performance (or some other aspect) of the GE engine or maybe they struck a nice maintenance and spares deal with a supplier and maitenance provider who works with Rolls Royce more closely.
 
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RE: RB.211 Powered Cargolux 744Fs?

Wed Feb 21, 2001 9:16 am

I wonder if it could have been the reported problems with the CF6?
-Tom

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