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Thursday, 2 December 1976
Page: 3209


Mr Morris asked the Minister for Transport, upon notice:

(1)   Is the performance of the Pratt and Whitney engines fitted to the Qantas Boeing 747 aircraft causing some concern to Qantas.

(2)   Is there any plan in hand to replace them with Rolls Royce engines.

(3)   If so, what would be the cost of the changeover for the whole Qantas fleet


Mr Nixon -The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(   1 ) Qantas is not concerned about the performance of the Pratt and Whitney engines fitted to its Boeing 747 aircraft from the safety point of view but it has some concern in terms of operating costs.

(2)   No.

(3))  







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