Re: Airbus on a roll

Date:         10 Nov 96 04:52:44 
From:         rickydik@ix.netcom.com (RD Rick)
Organization: Netcom
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In <airliners.1996.2317@ohare.Chicago.COM> Robert Carpenter
<rcarpen@lan2wan.com> writes:
>
>Karl Swartz wrote:
>> 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.  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.

You forgot Braniff II (III?) in the mix with PanAm A320's.  Those ended
up at AmWest, another bankruptcy.  Mexicana got some A320's and went
through bankruptcy, too.

Is there a moral to this?
RD