Date: 16 Jun 98 02:15:07 From: JF Mezei <email@example.com> References: 1 2 Followups: 1
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Marc Schaeffer wrote: > Im not surprised of the decision but surprised that the decision was > taken that fast. I suspect that the decision was made by Boeing before Boeing announced it would buy McD. I am sure Boeing did its homework and decided a lot of stuff before buying. But PR requires that you carefully choose the time when you release "bad" news. > Looking at this Boeing decision, Airbus should have axed for a long time > it's A310 and A300 lines ! 2 points: I would think that the current A310s (600?) have a fair bit in common with the newer AI planes, whereas the DC-10/MD-11 has nothing in common with Boeing planes, from a manufacturing point of view. There *seems* to be a trend in commercial airlines making every effort to dump their MD11s to anyone who would want them (aka: FEDex). With used MD11s available second hand, and a limited market to buy them, prospects for new sales are not good. What I find interesting is that DC10 operators don't seem to try so hard to dump their DC10s whereas those who own MD11s seem more active at shedding them. Is this a correct observation?