Date: 29 Dec 98 03:12:40 From: Chuanga@cris.com (H Andrew Chuang) Organization: Concentric Internet Services References: 1 2
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In article <airliners.1998.1843@ohare.Chicago.COM>, John Wright <email@example.com> wrote: > >There's also the point that while the GE engine is more fuel efficient >than the RR (or the P&W), it is so much heavier you need a 10 hour stage >to make the costs balance - did I read that in this group? I might have >done. BA will thus probably find the RR engined 777 quite a bit cheaper >to operate particularly if it keeps its long stages for the 747-400 As I stated in another post, BA has ordered highest gross weight version B777s which need 95K-lb-thrust engines. Thus, I think BA's new batch of B777s will be used for relatively long-haul flights.