BOEING747-700 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 7 months 2 days ago) and read 1868 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: 25
Reply 3, posted (10 years 7 months 2 days ago) and read 1791 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: 20
Reply 4, posted (10 years 7 months 2 days ago) and read 1757 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)