Channex757 wrote:That might be your opinion of it, but to me EK snubbed RR recently when they intimated they might be prepared to go back to Engine Alliance for their next order. Rolls Royce had been working hard to re-secure Emirates as a client, and Tim Clark had stated that their future purchases would all be RR on the A380 and 787 if they were to order that.
For that client to then declare they would go back to an inferior, non-PIPed GP7200 is a huge snub to Rolls. RR have said that future PIPs on the engine are uneconomical and a matter of diminishing returns. The only justification for a GP7200 buy would be the fantastic price EK bragged about initially, or some kind of weird spite move I fail to understand, Either way, it's a snub to Rolls who pulled out the stops to get the higher thrust Trent 900 on their aircraft.
Yes. The bizarre performance of EK towards both Airbus and RR at the the local airshow saw EK throwing their toys out of the pram. Not the sort of behavior which fits with the many years of good sense we have heard from Sir Tim Clark. I therefore put this bizarre performance down to Sir Tim's bosses. It must have pained Sir Tim to have been required to behave in such a manner. The damage has been done and will take time to undo. As my dad told me, if you have to read the small print in a contract, you should not be dealing with that firm.
Trust is the key to doing business in an honourable way. No trust, no honour, no deal.