trex8 From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 4835 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3080 times:
Quoting ODwyerPW (Reply 1): The IAE option was surprising to me. didn't think the V2500 was ever a deciding factor that caused any airliners to lean towards an A320 purchase in lieu of a 737.
I don't find that surprising at all, there is really very little to distinguish a 737NG and A320 series apart cost wise for an airline, so financing may be as important as the actual price and operating cost so the product with a sole source engine may give you less room to negotiate