Re: Singapore picks the A340-500 over the 777-200X

Date:         16 Jun 98 02:14:53 
From:         p.lambourne@research-int.com
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In article <airliners.1998.848@ohare.Chicago.COM>,
  marcmscNOSPAMNO@cmdnet.lu wrote:
>I don't believe that the 772X can get off the ground with
> orders from AA and DL, their exclusive suppliers agreement would imply
> a huge dsicount. Also the total orders won't be sufficient to get the
> bird launched. The question is : can Boeing get within the next months
> orders or LOIs for the 772X from the Japaneese.

If Boeing does not launch the 772X then it is fair to say that Airbus will
have a product in the A340-500 that Boeing does not offer. Do the exclusive
supplier aggrements for AA & DL mean that they cannot buy the A340, and
therefore will not be able to compete with other airlines on very long thin
routes?

Patrick

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