Re: Engines (Was Re: Boeing in the WSJ)

From:         kls@ohare.Chicago.COM (Karl Swartz)
Organization: Chicago Software Works, Menlo Park, California
Date:         03 Nov 95 02:51:39 
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>>Notably, one of the larger 757 customers switched from Pratt to Rolls.
>>UPS started off with the PW2040 ... After the first 35 aircraft, they
>>switched to the RB.211-535E4 ...

>But that's something that UPS planned when they ordered the 757-200PF
>series. It doesn't appear that they suddenly switched engine types or
>anything, from what I've read.

Huh?!  Their first 35 aircraft have Pratts, after that they have Rolls.
Both engines were available when they placed their initial orders so it
isn't a case where they had to take their second choice at first or
wait for deliveries.  Are you saying they planned from the outset to
end up with a mixed fleet?!  That would be incredibly daft.

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