Date: 17 Sep 99 10:52:35 From: Terry Schell <firstname.lastname@example.org> Organization: Florida State University References: 1 2
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Geoff Jones wrote: > JF Mezei wrote in message ... > >A recent post mentioned the R&D mega expenditures required to produce > >the engine for the next 777 which is a big reason only one manufacturer > >will build one. > > The big reason for this, as far as I understand, is purely political. > The big three manufacturers had all developed engines which were > suitable, but for some reason, Boeing decided to sign an exclusive > agreement with the manufacturer of the worst and most expensive of the > three. Wow! Where did you hear this? Which RR or P&W engines have been developed for this thrust class? What are the political advantages you are alluding to? If you cannot answer these questions, I think you comments rate as uninformed rumor and innuendo.