|Quoting Scbriml (Reply 1):|
But still interesting given that GE is allegedly looking to get on-board and, if I remember correctly, ILFC were pushing for an engine choice.
|Quoting Norcal773 (Reply 4):|
Interesting considering GE apparently jumped on board coz the likes of ILFC and EK were whining about lack of engine choice.
May I point out that it takes the mindset of a certain aviation analyst which has fallen from grace at ILFC to truly believe the world's largest lessor will not up its order for A350s in due time and that as such it does make great sense for ILFC to already order RR
engines now, so they can actively start to market those 20 A350 planes with potential customers who need to know for sure the engine choice before making a decision.
When ILFC then orders more A350, they may very well select the GE
engine for those and as such diversify their portfolio of products...If you already KNOW you are going to order more anyway, and you KNOW you are going to offer the 2 engine choices to your customers anyway, there is no need to wait till you have a second choice, is there?
The fact they have committed already now to the RR
Trent engine for their entire A350 order, must thus be seen as indicative of the huge likeliness of a very large follow up order and a first factual proof -after being verbally corrected by ILFC themselves- of how misinformed a certain aviation analyst is indeed.