"Rolls-Royce tells us it’s out as a supplier for the Boeing 777X. Pratt & Whitney earlier withdrew from the competition" "All this means, of course, that GE and its GE9X will be the sole source engine on the new airplane."
Off topic a little bit even it is related to 777X.
Does anyone knows who is StratAero twitter "@strataero". From the re-tweet Uresh Sheth (owner of All Things 787 blog), I feel StratAero is so biased against Airbus I will give some examples below but not only today's tweet, saw a lot of tweets in the past which he was making 787 as undisputed winner against Airbus counterpart before FAA grounded 787
Airlines "fed up" with current #A350-1000, branded as "just not good enough" vs #777-300ER
#777 sales will dent #A350-1000 appeal even further
#A350-1000 severely compromised by wing that is not optimal for its design is.gd/DC4h5D
Decision to put #777X ahead of #787-10X blow to Airbus #A350-1000
Customers likely to hedge bets with #777X than risk #A350-1000, which also struggles from poor investment residuals
#A350-1000 effectively "dead on arrival" with Boeing's #777X move
#777-200LR & #777-300ER decimated #A340-500 & #A340-600, History could repeat itself with #777X nixing #A350-1000
StratAero is run by the biggest Airbus basher you'd find on the net, Saj Ahmad. He's well known for spouting utter BS about Airbus while posing as an aerospace "expert". It's so bad that there's an entire blog dedicated to fact-checking his tripe, not to mention his dodgy credentials too.
777-200LR & #777-300ER decimated #A340-500 & #A340-600, History could repeat itself with #777X nixing #A350-1000
This is a frequently popping BS. The single biggest reason why the 77W/L succeeded in beating the A345/6 is because of the 4 engines vs. 2. At the time of its development, Airbus hadn't expected the changes to ETOPS/ LROPS that made the quads less necessary. The 777X on the other hand goes head to head with Airbus's very own big twin and unless Boeing can put in as much clear daylight technologically between the two as between a quad vs. twin, there's no way in the world the 777X could "decimate" the A350-1000. You could however see that wherever Airbus pitched an identical engined aircraft to compete with other Boeing types, they were massively successful: A320 vs. 737, A330 vs. 767/772, A380 vs. 747, A358/9 vs. 787. There's no reason to say that the A350-1000 is a "DOA". It will be a successful aircraft.