Starlionblue wrote:IIRC, GE negotiated an exclusive on supplying engines for the -200LR and -300ER. And I think the same arrangement applies for the -8 and -9.
Given the astronomical development cost, this was probably a good idea from a risk perspective.
CCA wrote:RR has exclusivity with the A350 a sign of the time perhaps.
surrodox2001 wrote:FYI: RR did make an engine for the 2nd generation 777s.
It's called Trent 8104 (104000lbs thrust?) and made 110000lbs in testing. Making it close to the GE90-110/115s.
But GE came and take all the money away and airlines only have GE on offer.
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