|Quoting PM (Thread starter):|
If not, why did it happen in the case of Qatar and the A332?
|Quoting PM (Reply 2):|
I'm told that it's neither easy nor cheap to switch between GE/PW/RR once a plane has been completed.
|Quoting Lightsaber (Reply 8):|
So this conversion was probably on the order of $1.5m (nacelles) + $1m (conversion) +$5mill (engines) or $7.5million dollars. However, the Pratt engines would have sold for about $4m on the used market (anyone have more up to date prices?). So a $3.5 million conversion to keep commonality actually isn't too bad on a ~$70 million USD airframe.
|Quoting Crosswind (Reply 10):|
The engines can be changed fairly late in the production process, but it's an altogether more complex matter to re-engine an aircraft once it has been completed.
|Quoting PanAm330 (Reply 13):|
Yeah its really more a $150m airframe.
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