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Qatar Airways Choses GE For Their B777s  
User currently offlineSkepticAll From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 2852 times:

Was going to place this in other Qatar/B777 thread but was too rambling. For everyone's information, though I'm sure not surprise:

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) - General Electric Co. said Monday its aviation unit received an order for 40 GE90 engines from Qatar Airways for the airline's 20 longer-range Boeing Co. The order is valued at more than $750 million, GE said.

Read in its entirety here:

http://www.marketwatch.com/News/Stor...373443C683%7D&siteid=mktw&dist=nbk

[Edited 2006-09-25 21:25:42]

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User currently offlineKaran69 From India, joined Oct 2004, 2885 posts, RR: 18
Reply 1, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 2840 times:

Not surprising since they are the exclusive manufacturers for the 772LRs and 777-300ERs, thanks for the link anyways.

Karan


User currently offlineB742 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 3767 posts, RR: 19
Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 2840 times:

Well they didn't have much choice  Wink  Silly

The 777-300ER's and 200LR's which they have ordered are only made flown by GE's exclusivly.

Rob!  wave 


User currently offlineSkepticAll From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 2805 times:

I did preface my remarks by saying "not surprise". If the thread is deemed superflous, I'll have it removed!

User currently offlineAirbusA6 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 2011 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 2701 times:

It was a close run thing between established player General Electric and upstart rival GE, generating a bitter bidding war, cutting margins to the bone, but GE won it in the end  Wink

With earlier 777s having 3 suppliers, I imagine that airlines got much better terms for their engines...



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User currently offlineJfk777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 8284 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 2447 times:
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GE got an exclusive deal on the newer 777 because they made an arrangement with Boeing for underwriting R&D on other projects, I think the 787 but I'm not sure.

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