Date: 09 Mar 97 12:39:32 From: Malcolm Weir <email@example.com> Organization: Ampex Corporation References: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Followups: 1
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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.