Look everybody, folks!!!
I do not know very much about these things. I quiet understand what 200 HP mean for a car, but, unless I love them, I do not reach too much how to catch the idea of 50,000 lbs thrust for a plane or for its engine. Nevertheless, I mainly agree with R347216 (by the way: What the h*ll does it mean, Peter?) that a big company would never buy such "underpowered" planes, and still more, that a big company would never sell them.
First of all, what can "underpowered" mean when a four-engine a/c has been tested in fully loaded take off with only two engines? Where is the difference between cruising at mach.82 and mach.83, when the oldest beoing 737 (the -200) is much faster than the newer -400? Nowadays, the main goal is not to cruise one point faster, but burning 30% less at same speed... And the 330s and the 340s are profitable to fly even with cargo only, without passengers... It is true that there are more powerful engines being issued for 340s as option, but it DOES NOT MEAN in any way that the present ones are mistaken...
Who else does share my point of view?
Many greetings and best turbulences for everybody!!