Re: 1998 1st half order update

Date:         19 Jul 98 22:07:16 
From:         "Galen L. Hinshaw" <>
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H Andrew Chuang wrote in message <6o6e8t$>...
>Boeing barely matches Airbus in the first half.  If you take away the
>non-7-series sales (i.e., ex-MD products including 717), Boeing trails
>Airbus by 41 planes!

And if you take away the 300-series sales, Airbus trails Boeing by 282
planes! What's the point? Sales are sales.

As a mechanic involved in the heavy maintenece of heavy aircraft, and having
seen many aircraft types ranging in age from 5 to 35 years in service,  I
firmly believe that domestic aircraft (whether born from Boeing or Douglas
drawing boards) will far outlast the Airbus line. Basically, the Airbus is a
"disposable" aircraft--- well said by a co-worker of mine.

Galen Hinshaw