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

Date:         09 Mar 97 12:39:32 
From:         Malcolm Weir <malc@deltanet.com>
Organization: Ampex Corporation
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Terry Schell wrote:
> BTW don't count the national airlines from the Airbus consortium
> countries as a "market." They are committed to buying airbus products
> and their 3XX orders will just subtract from their other airbus orders
> (no net increase in profits for Airbus).  For the purposes of market
> analysis you need to look at how much *new* revenue the new product
> will bring in.

*Sigh*  Another bogus claim of Airbus getting favorable treatment.

Let's look at a fact or two:

The major players in the Airbus consortium are from France, Germany, and
Britain.
Air France has ordered 777-200IGW+ aircraft.
British Airways is operating an all-Boeing medium & long haul fleet.
Hapag-Lloyd in Germany is the launch customer for the 737-800.

Etc.

OK, so Lufthansa, Air France, and Virgin Atlantic operate A330/A340
aircraft too.  But if the national airlines were, as you allege, a
captive market for Airbus, then the above facts would not be true...

Malc.