Re: Delta's engine selections

Date:         16 Apr 97 01:55:56 
From:         Chuanga@cris.com (H Andrew Chuang)
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In article <airliners.1997.947@ohare.Chicago.COM>,
Karl Swartz <kls@ohare.Chicago.COM> wrote:
>> NW won't fly it if it doesn't have PW engines.
>
>While the once was true, it obviously isn't true anymore -- NW uses the
>GE/Snecma CFM56 on their A320s (while there is no PW option, they could
>have selected IAE's V2500, in which PW is a partner) and they have added
>some used, GE-equipped DC-10-30s in recent years.

Just to add another tidbit: NW almost helped the launch of the MD95.
NW insisted on the PW6000 for the powerplant.  Somehow, MD/NW/P&W
couldn't reach to an agreement, and NW lost interest in the MD95.