September 27, 2007

WAIT'LL YOU SEE THE ESCAPE CLAUSES:

British Airways Can't Save Airbus (Lionel Laurent, 09.27.07, Forbes)

Airbus' notoriously delay-stricken super-jumbo A380 got a new customer for the first time in two years on Thursday, after British Airways snapped up 12 of the planes in a deal worth nearly $4 billion. But the good news will not dispel worries over profitability at the European plane-maker, as well as the ascendancy of Boeing's 787 Dreamliner. [...]

"It consolidates the 787's position as the future transatlantic plane of choice," said Doug McVitie, Managing Director of consultancy firm Arran Aerospace.

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 27, 2007 8:13 AM
Comments

But shouldn't Airbus stop taking orders on the A380 so as to increase their WTO winnings against Boeing (claiming that they lost even more than $27B number the Euros put forth yesterday)?

And don't think it won't happen, because if the Swiss (WTO) can't help their brethren, what good are the Swiss?

Posted by: KRS at September 27, 2007 3:29 PM

Osama can't wait for the sale to go through.

Posted by: Genecis at September 27, 2007 5:11 PM

What is Virgin Atlantic betting on?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virgin_Atlantic_Airways#Fleet

Oh yeah, the 787. :)

Posted by: Kevin Whited at October 4, 2007 8:48 AM
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