Re: Boeing link with Daimler-Benz on "jumbo jumbo?"

From:         driscoll@src.honeywell.com (Kevin Driscoll)
Organization: Honeywell Systems & Research Center
Date:         07 Jan 93 22:03:38 PST
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In article <airliners.1993.17@ohare.Chicago.COM> kls@ohare.Chicago.COM (Karl Swartz) writes:
>Boeing said today (Tuesday) that it has held discussions with Daimler-
>Benz regarding development of a "jumbo jumbo" airliner that could
>carry as many as 800 passengers on long-range routes.  Interesting to
>say the least since Daimler-Benz's aerospace subsidiary is Deutsche
>Airbus!

The BBC World Service reported today that the head of Airbus says they
have been talking to Boeing, appearenly independently from their Deutsche
subsidiary.  The BBC speculated that this might be a Boeing ploy "to
drive a wedge between the partners".