LDRA wrote:seahawk wrote:Or more realistically RR can not meet the 2025 EiS and a competitor who can demands exclusivity on the 797 in return for making the 2025 EiS and probably investing some money into the development.
It was always certain that GE/CFM with a LEAP 1.5 and RR with a Ultrafan engine as the 2 engine options for the 797 won´t work out. The interests of the OEMs are way too much in conflict.
So the real question would be does PW stand a chance for second source?
IMHO Pratt is in the lead position on NMA. Their tech is a good fit and NMA provides Pratt a bridge back into the wide body segment. For Pratt that bridge is too important to not cross. They have not been a viable competitor in that space for a very long time. A good NMA engine raises their credibility on higher thrust engines. Basically what I am saying is Pratt does not really have a strategic choice but to be the most aggressive on NMA.