Re: Boeing cancels 747-500X/600X?

Date:         01 Mar 97 18:42:17 
From: (matt weber)
Organization: 1st Solutions Inc.
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>> >Boeing is now offering a brand new aircraft for 2006 to avoid
>> >airlines choosing the Airbus product. It is also reported that Boeing
>> >is threatening it's sub-contractors if they should participate in the
>> >A3XX project

I kind of doubt this is true. In the USA it is generally illegal to for one
party to dictate who another party can and cannot do business with, especially
if the parties involved are competitors. The legal term for this behavior is
secondary boycott.

If true, this would constitute a secondary boycott under US Anti-trust laws,
which is a criminal offense, and a civil offense which carries with it very
large damage awards if you can prove it (3 time actual damages). If it were
true, I am sure Airbus would be busy in Court or the US Justice department
would be busy.