Date:         10 Jul 99 02:33:13 
From:         Joe Pelliccia <jpellicc@abacus.bates.edu>
Organization: Bates College
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Got a ride on a US AIRWAYS Fokker 100 this weekend going from
Chattanooga to Charlotte and it got me to thinking about the
'recent' battles between Boeing (717) and Airbus (A318) for the
100 seat market.  If this is such a hot market that both airframe
manufacturers feel they have to participate, how come Fokker's
F100 didn't sell well when it was the only product in this niche?
Am I missing something important here?

Joseph G. Pelliccia               PP-SEL
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Bates College                           delicate time"
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