Date: 07 Aug 99 01:22:30 From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Stephen H. Westin) Organization: Cornell University Program of Computer Graphics References: 1 2 Followups: 1
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Niels@nospam.demon.co.uk (Niels Sampath) writes: > Meanwhile, objective reports say that AA, UAL, BA, and CX > have all expressed much displeasure at the GE exclusivity deal > on the 777X. Then perhaps AA, UAL, BA, and CX are ready to commit to firm orders for the 777X powered by a hypothetical engine from a different manufacturer? As I understand it, all manufacturers are leery of building a bigger engine for this plane. None believes that the market is big enough for three competitors. Boeing coaxed GE into making the plunge by offering exclusivity, which might make it pay. The choice isn't between three engines or one: it's between one engine or no airplane. -- -Stephen H. Westin Any information or opinions in this message are mine: they do not represent the position of Cornell University or any of its sponsors.