Continental to choose Boeing

Date:         23 May 97 09:03:30 
From:         Joseph Edward Nemec <>
Organization: Muppet Institute of Technology
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I read in the WSJ this morning that Continental Airlines
has tentatively agreed to purchase 40 Boeing aircraft,
including 10 777s and 30 767-400ERs. I don't know the
model of 777 that they have agreed upon.

I want to give a hand to H. Andrew Chuang, who I believe
pointed out that the deal was not yet in Airbus' hands.
I was sure, after reading Continental's statements about
the A330-200, that they would choose the European
consortium to replace the DC-10s.

The WSJ also mentioned that the board of Continental would
be presented with two different agreements to vote on:
one containing firm orders for 40 aircraft, and one
containing firm orders for 40 aircraft, plus an exclusive-
supplier agreement.

Any comments? Think Van Miert will blow a gasket?