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User currently offlineTEDSKI From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (15 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2045 times:

I have a question to ask some of you in regards to the GE90 in the new 777x. Since the GE90 will be the exclusive engine for this aircraft, what if problems occur in the engine's development? I think Boeing should have had P&W along with Rolls Royce marketing their engines for this aircraft. Won't there be delays in deliveries of the GE90 if there are technical problems which hold up deliveries of aircraft to customers like what happened with the L-1011 having the RR RB211 which had problems? If there is a repeat with the 777x like what happened with the L-1011, customers will not wait for Boeing and will go to Airbus for their A340. I remember reading where American Airlines ordered the L-1011 originally and because of problems with Rolls Royce delivering the engines they cancelled their order and went to McDonnell Douglas for the DC-10.

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User currently offlineTriple Seven From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 531 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (15 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1952 times:

The GE90 is already 5 years old. I think they have matured to a level where Boeing could feel confident with. I seriously doubt that the engine would fail. Since the PW4000 series and the Trent series were derivitive of an ageing design it would be appropriate to opt for the GE90 as the engine still has tremendous growth potential. By the way the 777X market is too small to have all three engine makers in the market.

- Triple Seven

User currently offlineAFa340-300E From France, joined May 1999, 2084 posts, RR: 25
Reply 2, posted (15 years 11 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1936 times:


I would be much interested if you could re-find where you read that AA primarily ordered the L-1011 please.

Please contact via my e-mail to: alain.mengus@wanadoo.fr

Best regards,
Alain Mengus

User currently offlineSammyk From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1702 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (15 years 11 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1926 times:
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I don't think AA actually ordered the L-1011, but they said if it was offerered with GEs they probably would have.


User currently offlineTEDSKI From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (15 years 11 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1919 times:

Read also in an Airways magazine, that the chairman of Lockheed regrets not offering the GE CF6 as an option for United Airlines too. Had they done so, the DC-10 may not have been built.

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