From: Chuanga@cris.com (H Andrew Chuang) Date: 27 Sep 1998 13:50:35 PDT Organization: Concentric Internet Services
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BA has announced its engine selection for the recently ordered B777s. As speculated earlier, BA opted for the Trent 895 engine instead of the GE90 currently powers all BA's B777s in service. The order is for up to 64 units of Trent 895. With this order, R-R now takes over P&W as the prime engine supplier on the B777. (Before the Singapore Airlines' B777 order in 1995, R-R had a measely 10-15% of the B777 market.) After 30 years, R-R's triple-spool design finally seems to be paying off.