Re: ETOPS question on Aer Lingus A330

Date:         01 Dec 97 02:33:55 
From:         Chuanga@cris.com (H Andrew Chuang)
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In article <airliners.1997.2783@ohare.Chicago.COM>,
James Matthew Weber <mweber@t140.aone.net.au> 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.