Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

To: ConservativeStatement

No kidding. 200 new aircraft that are NOT going to be built by union employees of Boeing.

Bet they are really happy with the union leadership and the NLRB.


9 posted on 06/23/2011 7:24:04 AM PDT by Texas resident (Hunkered Down)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]


To: Texas resident
The 200 aircraft order has nothing to do with unions or NLRB.

They were ordered by Air Asia, a Malaysia based LCC.

They started out with 737's, but switched to Airbus a while back. The NEO provides better fuel economy, many airlines are bleeding red ink due to oil prices,

Boeing's recalcitrance on updating the 737 is fueling NEO sales, and may cause even more carriers to switch to Airbus.

Most airlines want their fleets to be all one brand, simplifying MRO, which is nearly as big a price factor as initial purchase.

12 posted on 06/23/2011 8:28:57 AM PDT by diogenes ghost
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies ]

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article


FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson