luckyone wrote:https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=402507. Post #11
Polot wrote:That’s all in reference to BA’s follow up 777 order placed in 1998 where BA switched to RR, not the initial GE powered 777 order. BA did not have GE powered 747s.
Just for clarification's sake, my post was referencing an article in The New York Times dated Aug. 22, 1991 about British Airways placing an order with Boeing for the 777 and with GE for the GE90: https://www.nytimes.com/1991/08/22/busi ... oeing.html
The order, which General Electric valued at $1.4 billion, is the first for the GE90 engine. British Airways also said it was selling British Airways Engine Overhaul Ltd. to General Electric for £272 million, or $447.14 million at current rates.
British Airways ordered 15 of the 777 twin-engine jets and took options to buy 15 more for a total of $3.6 billion. The airline also said it intended to order 24 additional 747-400 jumbo jets, bringing the total value of its order, including service and support, to $6.85 billion.
And yes, I understand that section about the "24 additional 747-400 jumbo jets" was effectively an MoU / LoI and not part of this 15+15 777 deal and I also know that BA did not operate any 747-400s with GE power.