Re: designations from Boeing

From:         Simon Aglionby <simona@abekrd.co.uk>
Date:         07 Jan 94 23:22:54 PST
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In sci.aeronautics.airliners you write:

>I've found switching of engine vendors rather interesting, as it's a
>very costly thing to do and in many cases it's not clear why.  Here
>are a handful of examples: 

...

A wild guess, but has this sometimes to do with who will be doing the
maintenance, rather than who owns the aircraft/engine?  I know that
here in the UK certainly several carriers subcontract maintenance, so
the experience and costs of the subcontractor may influence engine
choice. 


Regards,

Simon Aglionby