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A Qantas Boeing 747 becomes testbed for futuristic engines

London, UK - When an aircraft retires, it usually goes to boneyard or it is used for different purposes such as a restaurant, hotel, or even a underwater installation for divers But some of them start a new and exciting career after their retirements. After 20 years of active service with Australian flag carrier Qantas, a Boeing 747 was transformed to a testbed for the future engines of the British engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce. The jumbojet is now parked at AeroTEC's facilities in… ( More...

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