Source? Do a search on the internet! It has been clearly mentioned that the government has approved this purchase. In fact, it allowed MH
to decide whether or not they want them and how many planes they need. MH
and PMB (mother company) decided they needed 6 for deliveries starting 2007.
There is already an MoU in place. Engine choice? I am guessing RR
is definitely a route for MH
and let's hope they do get the slots they want at LHR
though. I don't think they would need to reduce frequency by a lot, if at all. All 18 weekly flights currently are pretty packed. By 2007 MH
is hopeful for at least 3x daily flights and A380 would be put into good use by then, and would be a MUST if they don't receive more slots.