Re: A3XX - to launch, or not to launch

Date:         03 Nov 98 02:05:57 
From:         tlm@delphi.com
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Garry Forrest <garryf@SoCA.com> writes:

>Your projected costs and margins seem to be in the ballpark -- for a
>competitive situation. Makes one wonder if an AI/Boeing joint venture
>would be of economic interest.  The barriers to entry are high enough to
>keep out any serious competition allowing the manufacturers to jack up
>the margin to 747 levels, breaking even around 150 ships.
>
>Recall that arch rivals Pratt and GE have collaborated; if they can do
>it, anyone can do it.

Or more tellingly, GE and SNECMA.

Ed R.