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

Date:         20 Nov 97 02:53:39 
From: (Filip De Vos)
Organization: University of Ghent, Belgium
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H Andrew Chuang ( wrote:

: Both GE and P&W are unwilling to commit to ~105K-lb-thrust engine
: necessary for the B777-200X/300X program.  The argument is the projected
: market size does not justify the development costs.  I can

This argument does not play for the engine makers. These engines could be
useful for a future 777-400. A small, long-distance derivate increases the
market for the engine.

: understand that the B777-200X to be very small (which, I belive, Boeing
: estimated at around 200 units for the next 20 years), but the B777-300X

...while Boeing has to support the cost of delivering the derivate with a
small production run.

: should be a winner.  There are about 1,200 B747s ordered.  Most of
: them can be replaced by the B777-300/-300X.  From a marketing

Let alone a 777-400.

      Filip De Vos              

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