Re: Airbus on a roll

Date:         10 Nov 96 04:52:41 
From: (C. Marin Faure)
Organization: Northwest Nexus Inc.
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In article <airliners.1996.2317@ohare.Chicago.COM>, wrote:

> Karl Swartz wrote:
> > Airbus has landed an order from USAir for 120 aircraft, a mix
> > of A319s and A320s ...  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.

> No doubt.  However another story I read mentioned more attractive
> financial terms as well.

Airbus is selling the USAir airplanes at about 45 percent of their actual
"retail" cost.

C. Marin Faure
   author, Flying a Floatplane