Re: and the winner is.....

From:         JF Mezei <jfmezei.spamnot@videotron.ca>
Date:         Sat, 10 Jul 1999 12:51:18 GMT
Organization: Shore.Net/Eco Software, Inc; (info@shore.net)
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James Matthew Weber wrote:
> 
> It has been announced that the engine contract for the 777-200/-300X
> has gone to General Electric.

I find it interesting that for the 777 family, it was seen as an
advantage to have multiple engine suppliers. Why would Boeing now go for
a single exclusive engine supplier for a derivative of the 777 ?

Is such an annoucement more of a 
	"so far, GE has committed to produce the engine for this derivative" 

or

	"GE will be the only supplier of engines for this derivative and
	has an exclusivity contract with none of the other 777 engine
	manufacturers allowed to compete for this 777 derivative".

How does this change the purchase of an aircraft ?

If an aircraft has one engine brand (exclusive), does this mean that the
airline signs a single contract with Boeing which includes engines (with
Boeing dealing with engine manufacturer) or does the airline still have
to negotiate separately with the engine manufacturer as it does when
many types of engines are available ?