Re: Singapore Airlines The A340 vs 777 saga continues

Date:         27 Aug 99 03:08:23 
From: (Niels)
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In article <airliners.1999.822@ohare.Chicago.COM>
  "Steve Howie" writes:
> Tim Lee <> wrote:
> >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?

Although the `Cripple-Seven' nickname did stem from them (for whatever
valid/invalid reasons), they aren't getting rid of/replacing the GE-777s
they paid/contracted for so they still need that place.

In the end, the Welsh facility is GEs baby with/without BA  anyway, AFAIK.