Re: Boeing craziness (was Re: 767-400 "a different type"?)

Date:         19 Aug 98 16:01:24 
From:         "Tarver Engineering" <jtarver@tminet.com>
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Karl Swartz wrote in message ...
>>US Airways was in financial peril when they "said 'screw you'" and one
>>would expect Boeing to show a little more flexibility.
>
>If they were in such financial peril at that time, what business did
>they have placing an order for up to 400 aircraft from Airbus?  Despite
>much of the BS which flies around, I doubt Airbus was/is giving those
>planes away for free.

Airbus tends to arrange rather creative financing.  Both Northwest and US
Airways have benifited from Airbus' flexibility.  The Chinese have expressed
a preference for Airbus over Boeing in negotiating payback.

John