Date: 18 Aug 97 02:22:17 From: firstname.lastname@example.org Organization: mail.club-internet.fr References: 1 2 Followups: 1
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>According to AW&ST the target for industrial launch is 25 orders. It >seems clear to me that the two LOI are not sufficient to launch the >programs. Again according to the Seattle Times, " The commitments by the >two airlines also brought Airbus several steps closer to a formal launch >of its planned new version of its widebody A340 aircraft." A319 was launched without any launch customer and orders. >guess is that Airbus will have more than 40 orders for the -500/-600 by >the end of the year. Other customers should be Lufthansa, Swissair, >Sabena, Cathay Pacific, Air France. I'm not sure if Singapore Airlines >will choose the A340-600 or the B777-200X. SIA want an aircraft to SIN-USA without stop. Those two types do not corespond to this expectative considering the real performance of the aircraft and not the performances announced by the airframers.