Without the 777LR, however, GE would have achieved the lowest market share for the 777. PW was a strong second place until the last couple of years. As it was stated on another forum, the idea of a derivative seemed great in 1990 and for most of the decade. However, you know Krapek and his boys are gonna be kicking themselves for years over that mistake.
The A330 is another airframe on which GE has failed to achieve any significant sucess. Their goal is to increase their marketshare from 20% to 30% by 2003. Of course the biggest impact upon their marketshare has been the order by GECAS for the type. The ability of offer cheap leases w/ Ge engines of course being a huge advantage that RR and PW do not have.