Hi! I'm still waiting for a call from Lisbon so that I can tell TAP what to do. Curiously, it hasn't come yet...
(I guess they're still sulking after I pointed out a typo on their English language website.)
Anyway, in case they read A.Net (I'm sure they do), my advice is to buy the PW4168A. Why?
1. It's an excellent engine on the A330. (Certainly better than the CF6-80.)
2. It's the engine on their three leased A330s so they'll have fleet commonality.
haven't sold an engine since about 1976 so they'll be falling over themselves to give TAP an excellent price.
Then there's the question of engines for their A350s. I know what to do there too but I'll first wait and see if they take my advice on the A330.