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How can Rolls Royce charge so much more for their A380 engine?



 
 
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Old March 1st 18, 08:53 AM posted to rec.aviation.misc
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Default How can Rolls Royce charge so much more for their A380 engine?

Rolls-Royce Trent 900: Unit cost $46 million
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rolls-Royce_Trent_900

Engine Alliance GP7000: Unit cost $13.5 million (2006 dollars)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Engine_Alliance_GP7000

In this news, Emirates pays $30.5 million for the Trent 900:
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...greed-standard
$30.5 million is about 2/3 of $46 million.
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Old March 10th 18, 02:17 AM posted to rec.aviation.misc
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Default How can Rolls Royce charge so much more for their A380 engine?

On Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 3:53:52 AM UTC-5, wrote:
Rolls-Royce Trent 900: Unit cost $46 million
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rolls-Royce_Trent_900

Engine Alliance GP7000: Unit cost $13.5 million (2006 dollars)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Engine_Alliance_GP7000

In this news, Emirates pays $30.5 million for the Trent 900:
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...greed-standard
$30.5 million is about 2/3 of $46 million.


Maybe it is a European thing, the RR line keeps a European company running. Also, it is always nice to have two sources of engines, in case one has a problem. If your airliner comes with only one variety of engine, and that engine gets grounded, there can be big problems. I am sure that RR has a solid enough reputation.
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Old September 2nd 18, 04:47 PM
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On Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 3:53:52 AM UTC-5, wrote:
Maybe it is a European thing, the RR line keeps a European company running. Also, it is always nice to have two sources of engines, in case one has a problem. If your airliner comes with only one variety of engine, and that engine gets grounded, there can be big problems. I am sure that RR has a solid enough reputation.
Rolls-Royce indeed has a solid reputation, but the difference in price is too much.
 




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