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B777 Engines

Mon Feb 19, 2001 10:49 am

Even though they were the launch engines, it seems that not many airlines are selecting Pratt & Whitney engines for their 777s. The GE and Rolls Royce counterparts seem much more popular. Why?

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RE: B777 Engines

Mon Feb 19, 2001 1:53 pm

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.
 
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RE: B777 Engines

Mon Feb 19, 2001 1:55 pm

I should say up until the announcement of the 777LR Ge was a distant third in 777 engines with only about 23% of the market. The worst for any airframe that GE supplied an engine for.
 
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RE: B777 Engines

Mon Feb 19, 2001 1:58 pm

How about the A330? What other customers does GE have for that besides Canada 3000, Aer Lingus and now Qantas?
 
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RE: B777 Engines

Tue Feb 20, 2001 12:09 am

AF and PAL are the ones I can think of right now, but I`m sure there is a few more.

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RE: B777 Engines

Tue Feb 20, 2001 1:51 am

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.
 
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RE: B777 Engines

Tue Feb 20, 2001 3:45 am

Hey all,

Didn't Qantas just order GE CF680-C2s for their new A330s?
 
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RE: B777 Engines

Tue Feb 20, 2001 3:48 am

I am a plane spotter, usually at LAX. Most of the 777's I see use the pratt and whitney engines.
 
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RE: B777 Engines

Tue Feb 20, 2001 3:58 am

Yep, quite surprisingly QF selected GE engines for their 330s and their 744LRs/ERs...
Early Air, I suppose the majority of PW powered 777s at LAX are UAL?

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