Duke From Canada, joined Sep 1999, 1165 posts, RR: 2 Posted (15 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 904 times:
I've noticed that historically the pratt and whitney hi-bypass turbofans have had many
problems. the General Electric and Rolls Royce engines seem to be better products though
P&W smaller engines (eg. JT8D) appear to be serviceable. Why do so many widebodies
then have P&W engines. Are they cheaper?