BOEING747-700 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2154 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: 23
Reply 3, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2077 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, 4887 posts, RR: 19
Reply 4, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2043 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)