TEDSKI From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (14 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1515 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.
Triple Seven From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 530 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (14 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1422 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.