Re-engining 747s

Date:         07 Dec 98 23:19:41 
From:         spagiola@my-dejanews.com
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Atlas Air has contracted with Boeing to get two 747-200s re-engined, with the
original JT9D-7J engines being replaced with CF6-50E-2s. The reason given was
fleet commonality. See http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/981201/ka_boeing__1.html.

To my knowledge, this is the first time a 747 is re-engined; is this correct?
(ie not counting engine upgrades such as eg on Cathay's RB211-engined 747s.)

Stefano Pagiola
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