Sign in to follow this  
brucek

Virgin Atlantic 747-400 Engine Type??

Recommended Posts

Does anyone know which engines Virgin uses on its 747-400s (PW, RR or GE)???Thanks!!John-PaulToronto

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Help AVSIM continue to serve you!
Please donate today!

You're both right. They have both types. And the Rolls one is actually: RB211-524D4. But... the Rolls-equipped aircrafts were second-hand aircrafts. They bought GE only for first hand aircrafts__________________________________________________________EricUPDATED: List of all airlines, aircraft manufacturers and aircraft types recognised by ATC:http://www.geocities.com/eric_2203/orhttp://ftp.avsim.com/library/esearch.php?D...atID=fs2002misc

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Eric,Thanks for the info. I was not aware there even was a 524D4. Must be pretty old. I was also sure all the 744's have the RR engines. Learn new things every day! ;-)(Edit) Make that - all the Virgin 744's.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Eric,Yep, but nowhere nearly as old as the CFM-56's they're still slapping on some aircraft. ;-)You'd think engine tech would have greatly improved since the 60's. ;-)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

BA recently (last year, prior to 9/11) offered some of their B744's to Virgin, who were out to buy some more. Virgin rejected the offer on the basis of engine type (the BA birds were RR, of course- VA wanted GE). The real story, of course, is the fierce competition between VA and BA- and there was no way that Branson was going to help BA offload some assets it needed to lose.Bruce.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this