Re: A340-500/600 vs. B777-200X/B747-200X etc.

Date:         15 Nov 97 16:24:42 
From:         alwahoo@aol.com (ALWahoo)
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> I am not too sure why GE and P&W both
>are abandoning the ultra-long-range market (i.e., the A340-500/600 and
>B777-200X/300X).

P&W is not abandoning the ultra-long-range market - at least not on the 777.
However, the competitive pressures between the three manufacturers on the 777
ensures that no-one will be making any money on these engines any time soon.
Since P&W and GE have shareholders that require higher returns than RR, both
U.S. manufacturers are a little gun shy about throwing more money at a losing
proposition.  The A340 story is a long and sordid one but is not yet over...