my question is, if CFM will surrender their exclusivity on the Boeing platform they had for decades and be willing to take a heavy hit in market share. Or will they buy out Boeing again?
I think CFM's 737 exclusivity is unlikely to be extended to a new aircraft. Whether the second engine manufacturer on the next Boeing narrowbody will be Rolls-Royce or P&W is impossible to predict. A choice of three different engines (as on the A330ceo) would create terrible competition.
I think CFM's 737 exclusivity is unlikely to be extended to a new aircraft.
It will be a test of the Boeing-GE relationship. A choice of engines would probably be preferred but if CFM offers aggressively favourable commercial terms to fight off a loss of market share, Boeing might just go with it. And remember, CFM is a 50-50 partnership. GE's footprint alone is not as big as we perceive it to be, and from a shareholder's point of view, you won't be making as much money as the other guy who goes it alone in a split market.
A choice of three different engines (as on the A330ceo) would create terrible competition.
The A330ceo was at best a 10/mo production line. When the new narrowbody replacements come, you can expect them to hit rates of 100/mo, which can justify 3 makers. There's a lot of room in the market, but again it will depend on how good those engines are and the commercial terms that come with it.
Is there any non-paywall article about this somewhere?
hum .... I didn't see the paywall though .....
Maybe it was a free article when you saw it. I know a few AvWeek articles which I've seen but later went behind paywall. I do have a free registration but this particular one needs paid sub apparently.