Podcast: Airbus, Reengining the A330 and Rolls-Royce

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Airbus is drawing closer to a decision on whether to re-engine its A330 widebody jet or not and is negotiating with Rolls-Royce to be the sole engine supplier. In this week’s Check 6 podcast, I ask Managing Editor Jens Flottau and Senior Editor Guy Norris to delve into the details of the proposed project and its implications for Airbus and engine suppliers. Among the topics discussed are:

  • How likely Airbus is to go-ahead with the A330neo –- and the economic calculations behind such a decision.
  • What the A330neo project would mean for Rolls, GE and Pratt & Whitney, and whether the selection of Rolls would solidify a schism between Airbus-Rolls and Boeing-GE.
  • Whether a go-ahead of the A330neo would make a re-engining of the A380 more likely, and whether it would put a final stake in the A350-800.

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