Mr AirNZ From New Zealand, joined Feb 2002, 809 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1492 times:
I understand that the RR engines on the 763 are much heavier than the GE and P&W and that was one of the reasons they were not as successful. Just A side note. The 7 Qantas RR 763's are all ex-BA machines and the rest of the -300 fleet has GE's.
ConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1195 times:
However, the RR engines seem the prefered choice for , B757,B777 and A330 operators
True, RR was the undoubted favorite engine choice for the 777 A-market; but RR is quickly losing ground to GE in newer 777ER/LR orders and may have already been surpassed.
Of course, GE's exclusivity on the 59 current 777NG has helped it with this, but the Trent895's embarrassing inability to gain orders outside of BA (go figure.. oh, and there's the small one by LY) has also allowed the GE90-94B to sail by in the 93,000lbs+ category as well.