Date: 26 Jun 98 02:37:45 From: email@example.com (Malcolm Weir) Organization: Little to None References: 1 2 3
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On 16 Jun 98 02:14:53 , firstname.lastname@example.org caused to appear as if it was written: >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? The answer is no, for two reasons: 1) The "exclusive" deals only ever covered aircraft for which Boeing had a competitive offering... 2) The "exclusivity" elements of the deals were "voluntarily" struck out by Boeing after the European Commission announced that they wouldn't approve the Boeing / McDD marriage if Boeing would hold the airlines to the exclusive provisions. >Patrick Malc.