Date: 01 Mar 97 02:45:01 From: Chuanga@cris.com (H Andrew Chuang) Organization: Concentric Internet Services References: 1
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In article <airliners.1997.117@ohare.Chicago.COM> 0 Falke_Charlie phone dist (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote: > > high end of the B777 market. Ironically, GE has yet to sign up a > > customer to use the GE90 for the B777-300. I wonder if GE will now make > > a push for the GE90-100B since the A340-600X is put on hold. > > Interesting question. I'm hearing rumors they're trying to offer a > clipped fan GE90 for the 767-400X. I seriously doubt it. First, I think the clipped fan GE90 would be seriously overweight. Furthermore, GE would have to go through ETOPS testings again. With the CF6-80C2 having the least IFSDs, I think it would be stupid for GE to abandon the -80C2. > I wonder also, how a heavy A330 with GP7000's might sell. That will be interesting. If that does happen and Airbus decides to build the A340-600X, too, then the A330/340 family will concurrently be offered with four different classes of engines (30-35K, 55-60K, 65-70K, and 76-80K) from five different vendors (GE, P&W, R-R, CFMI, and GE/P&W Alliance) with seven different base models (CFM56, CF6-80E1, PW4000, Trent 700, GP7000, Trent 900, and the newly proposed A340 engine from GE). This would have to be a record. ;-) > Nifty web site you've made there, btw :-) Thanks.