BOEING747-700 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2001 times:
I think Price plays a major role in choice as well as what other kinds of Engines the airline has. I think political reasons are the least of their worries when the choice boils down. RR tends to be the biggest choice though.
QantasA332 From Australia, joined Dec 2003, 1500 posts, RR: 24
Reply 3, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1924 times:
The main issues concerning airlines in their choice of engine (for any plane of course, not just A330s) are fleet commonality, fuel consumption, and price. Other factors come into play based on the sort of specific operations their aircraft will be undertaking.
Racko From Germany, joined Nov 2001, 4857 posts, RR: 19
Reply 4, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1890 times:
For some airlines variety also plays a role. If they're big in the maintenance business, they want to have knowledge of as many different engines as possible. (see Lufthansa A319/A320 with CFMs vs. their A321 with IAEs)