Re: Singapore Airlines The A340 vs 777 saga continues

Date:         07 Aug 99 01:22:33 
From:         Steve Howie <showie@uoguelph.ca>
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Tim Lee <tim.j.lee@btinternet.com> wrote:
>Frankly, 6.5 tons is not a huge amount - not at this stage of
>development, anyway. Believe me, more was shaved off the A340-200 before
>EIS...  and RR have never delivered an engine that doesn't do as
>advertised.  Especially in reliability terms - go ask BA what they think
>of the GE90 on 777 - they love it so much that they are dumping it in
>favour of Trent on the new order.

Hmm ... wonder what's going to happen to the GE overhaul facility in
Wales if thats the case. Didn't GE set the place up to specifically
service the GE engines BA bought?

Scotty
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