Date: 01 Dec 97 02:33:55 From: Chuanga@cris.com (H Andrew Chuang) Organization: Concentric Internet Services References: 1 2 3 4
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In article <airliners.1997.2783@ohare.Chicago.COM>, James Matthew Weber <email@example.com> wrote: >this was not qiute as irrational as it seems on QANTAS's part. The >JT9's are -7R's and are only on the -200's. The CF6's are on the >-300's. At the time the 767-300ER's were ordered, there was no >suitable P&W engine as far as QF was concerned. They were going to >need a new engine in the inventory anyway. The JT9's weren't big >enough for the -300's, the RB211-524H wasn't being delivered, and >neither were the PAW4000's. RR had only one customer (I think it still >does, BA). In short the CF6 was the only proven engine at the time of >order. In additional to BA, China's Yunnan Airlines is also an RB.211-powered B767 operator. The RB.211 engine was chosen because Yunnan switched previous B757 orders using the RB.211-535E4 engine to the B767.