Highly succesfull KLM/NWA joint venture is vital for both parties.
KLM would not have joined AF
if NWA didn´t agree. NWA was informed on the progress 100 %.
KLM will introduce A330 as scheduled.
On the engines : probably CF6. KLM is a specialist on miantaining CF6 engines for many airlines.
From the KLM E&M internetsite (http://www.klm-em.com
We have maintained over 5500 CF6 engines since 1975.
Currently we experience 225 engine shop visits per year of which approximately 50% are third party
All KLM widebodies (743, 744, M11, 767) use them already ....