KarelXWB wrote:LAX772LR wrote:Who's up for betting that PW gets shut out of any bidding for this, relatively sooner than later?
P&W started working on the second generation GTF several years ago and aims to have it ready by 2025. They need an application for that engine.
I would love to see a Pratt. But...
Many customers of Boeing's will ask for a CFM.
RR appears to have lined up customers...
Neither Boeing or Airbus will ever offer three engines again. The added costs for three engines never pay off.
So sadly, mostly due to a poor PW1100G on wing time issues (yes, issues), Pratt will be locked out.
But indications are RR is willing to have Pratt as a junior partner. Sadly, the earlier Pratt accepts this offer, the better for them. RR has been investigating GTFs for years. Heck, Whittle proposed the idea.
Waaaaa!! I hate it when rational logic excludes my favorite.