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

Date:         26 Jun 98 02:37:45 
From: (Malcolm Weir)
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On 16 Jun 98 02:14:53 , caused to appear as if
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>In article <airliners.1998.848@ohare.Chicago.COM>,
> 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

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.