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Cathay 747-400/RB211 Status

Old 9th Jan 2015, 00:16
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Cathay 747-400/RB211 Status

I know Cathay has been retiring much of their 747-400 at a rapid rate. I'm wondering which 747-400s they're planning on keeping for awhile (I know that the last six -400F that Cathay bought new were PW4000 powered, not RB211).
It appears I'm going to need to do some flight testing on a Rolls powered 747-400 in the not too distant future, and I'm rather curious where I'm going to need to go to do that.
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Old 9th Jan 2015, 01:06
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There are at least 3 -400Fs on the line and at least one on storage all RR powered.
It is apparently true that a few B747s will be kept on past mid-2015, but not sure what eng type. I also believe that the majority of RB211 engs have been pre sold.

Also AHK have 3 RR powered 747s
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Old 9th Jan 2015, 01:20
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4 pax RR's
3 Frt RR's
2 Pax PW's

Seriously doubt CX would spend money on a 744.

BA has 40+ Roller powered 744s in service I believe they are going to be the first to put the NG FMC in the old girl.

CX will only put it in the 6 Pratt powered ERFs.

Oh and by April there will only be 2 RR pax and one PW pax in the fleet.

HUH was one of the early Rollers sold to Boeing in a 777 deal it was recently handed over and removed from the CX/HK register perhaps this is the aircraft.

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