Eyad89 wrote:It's interesting how all the ultrafan speculations were for them to be on the A380neo, but then Airbus goes ahead and ends A380 production and gets those engines on the A350 instead.
Airbus is going through a huge strategy transformation.
Actually, the Ultrafan applications always included a 350neo. It was the 380neo that was the 'what if' scenario.
This isn't really news, is it? Didn't the leak come in November, based on speculation from job postings? Or is this confirmation of the rumors?
I imagine GE will be announcing a GTF of their own in the near future.
On a slightly different note...I'm not sure why people still doubt the prowess of airline makers to re-engine their products.
Of course Boeing with give the MAX treatment to the 787. It baffles me that anyone would doubt it. They have upgraded the engines of pretty much every jet product they have ever made...multiple times. By the 2025 time frame, I have no doubts that Boeing will be offering all new engines from both RR and GE.
There is nothing that one of the big two can do that the other can't...if they really want to.