Re: McDonnell Douglas & Boeing To Merge -- Press Release Text

Date:         19 Dec 96 03:06:31 
From: (Niels Sampath)
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In article <airliners.1996.2906@ohare.Chicago.COM>
  "Niraj Agarwalla" writes:

>Airbus said that they would try to block the deal?  To they have a case?

There has been no word of this in the Press on this (east)
side o' the Pond.
In fact there is comment that privately Airbus is relieved
that they can go one-on-one with Boeing  without having to
look over their shoulder for cheap offers of MD-11s or MD-95s etc.
Remember that both Valujet and USAir considered MD-95s as well
as Airbus and Boeing products (with different results obviously).
One might consider the Valujet MD-95 sale in the same sort
of light that Boeing fans consider the min-Bus sale to USAir(ways),
i.e. possibly cheaper than the planes are worth.