Re: Airbus on a roll

From:         Robert Carpenter <rcarpen@lan2wan.com>
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Date:         08 Nov 96 05:24:25 
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Karl Swartz wrote:
>
> Today's Wall Street Journal (Wednesday, November 6th) has a report
> that Airbus has landed an order from USAir for 120 aircraft, a mix
> of A319s and A320s.  In addition, the deal includes options for an
> additional 120 to 180 aircraft.  Deliveries are due to start in
> 1998 at a rate of 30 to 40 planes per year.  Boeing reportedly lost
> the order, in part, because 737 production is already being pushed
> and Boeing was unable to offer as high a delivery rate as quickly.
SNIP

No doubt.  However another story I read mentioned more attractive
financial terms as well.  US Air must be a fairly poor credit risk, as
was Eastern when Airbus sold them all those A300s and PanAm when Airbus
sold them the A310s.

Robert Carpenter