Re: Airbus on a roll

Date:         01 Dec 96 04:08:56 
From:         rcarpen@lan2wan.com (Robert Carpenter)
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I still have a bit of trouble understanding the 45% of list price
quoted for the USAir Airbus order.  Isn't a major portion of the cost
of a plane made up of components bought in, not produced by the
airframe monger?  By the time that you've paid for engines and
electronics, how much of the selling price is available to actually
bend the metal or to give away as a purchase incentive?

Bob Carpenter