How come people bash Boeing when the 777NG has only one engine choice, but never mention that the A340NG has only one engine choice?
Bashing is stupid. It's all straight business.
But there is a great difference. Airbus can any day go and put a GE
or P&W engine on an A340NG. While Boeing has signed a contract with GE
stating never to put anything but GE
engines on the 777NG.
There are many other single engine choise airliners, the 737 is the best example. But it is the same situation as the A340NG, Boeing can any day put any engine on it.
There are - and mainly were - many more: 717, 720, 727, flintstone-737, 146/ARJ, DC-9, MD
-90, L-1011, A340-200/300. Plus all pre-Airbus European airliner types. Plus all RJs around the world.
Of course GE
wouldn't put or risk money on the 777NG development and risk so see the competitors benefit from that. Therefore the single engine contract. It is cool business and nothing else.