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Posted on 07/20/2011 7:33:17 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement
(CBS/AP) FORT WORTH, Texas - American Airlines is buying at least 460 new planes over the next five years and splitting the order between aerospace giants Boeing and Airbus.
American's parent, AMR Corp., said Wednesday it will buy 260 planes from Airbus and 200 from Boeing. It will also take options and purchase rights for up to 465 additional planes through 2025.
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This should help somebody’s economy somewhere-——
Let Airbus starve!
I’d have told Boeing that only Boeing machines built in North Carolina would be purchased.
Up yours, unions. Get your food from Obama and the Education Idiots.
Oh, and yes, I know that the 737s will not be built in N.C...it’s the principle, dammit.
Having two suppliers is a smart move. If one supplier is unable to deliver, or discovers a fleet-grounding defect, it doesn’t affect the planes from the other supplier.
I know many may disagree, but I have flown dozens and dozens of times internationally on both Being and Airbus, and I have found Airbus overall to be more comfortable to fly on.
A real shame Boeing didn’t get it all, another sign that Dick Obama is destroying America.
The real story behind the numbers isn’t about liking Airbus or Boeing more or less. It had everything to do with how many planes each company could deliver.
Speaking as someone who makes a number of big-ticket purchasing decisions, I don’t ever want any single vendor to think he has a guarantee of getting my business. “Keep them looking over their shoulders” has always worked for me.
You’ve obviously never flown Boeing equipment(I have), it’s the best made; Airbus, or whatever they are called these days, IMHO, is junk.
OK, I'll concede to your experience, having never myself flown anything bigger than a Cherokee Six.
But do you still want one company having an effective monopoly on US airliner purchases? Will that improve the quality and cost effectiveness of the Boeing product?
I'm as anti-union monopoly as most FReepers but we tend to forget that most euro companies are union shops with massive government subsidies. If we're stuck with unions in some industries, why funnel money to a foreign union?
Your assumption is correct. Regards the question, yes, if the competition is the Euro-consortium, we need the jobs and money here not there; and, again, Boeing makes the best—if it ain’t Boeing, I ain’t goeing.