I've looked through this thread and TWA seems to be generating a controversy. The A330s were ordered by Carl Icahn (remember him?) ages ago. They specified RR Trent engines at the time (compatible with RB211s on the L1011s)
Some TWA people I've spoken with seem to think that TWA will never take delivery of them. I have no idea, but I would think that they could use a bit more capacity on the North Atlantic than a 767-300 provides. With the 767-400 just around the corner, who knows what will happen.
Airbus and Boeing are rumoured to be locked in mortal combat on a 737NG vs. A320 for TWA. I'm sure Boeing would like to see TW pick up some 717s; they make sense, considering all those Krazo (spell it backwards) DC-9s wandering around the midwest!
CV990, the Maserati of the skies!