AF doesnt have anything against RR
nor its engines (um, remember a lil' thing called Concorde?
The deal is, AF
is warm to any engine-maker who partners with SNECMA.
Nowadays, 99% of the time (in terms of mainline aircraft engines) that means General Electric. Which is why AF
sticks with GE
, to the exclusion of RR and PW.
. Concorde's Olympus593's were a RR
/SNECMA partnership, incase anyone wondered
[Edited 2004-04-30 22:24:37]