Dynkrisolo From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1845 posts, RR: 8 Reply 2, posted (10 years 7 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2924 times:
Read carefully. Condit will not be there, and will not be some other senior executives who used to regularly attend the Paris Air Show. But Mullaly will be there. Boeing will be there, but just with a smaller representation.
B757300 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 4114 posts, RR: 24 Reply 4, posted (10 years 7 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2837 times:
Maybe they're not sending as many people because the expense isn't justified with a limited chance of rewards. With the airline industry down right now and few orders coming in, its probably isn't worth it to send as many people as before. Airbus on the other hand has it easy since the air show is literally in their back yard.
KUGN From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 615 posts, RR: 6 Reply 6, posted (10 years 7 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2783 times:
Clickhappy, do you really think airliner purchase decesions are made on air-shows?
It does look like reasonable business decesion to me; while they are cutting on production workforce, they don't really need to send hundreds to each airshow. Perhaps showcasing products once every two years, at Farnborough, is wiser economically.
As about lack of Lockheed, military ac performance at La Bourget, so did the French call off their appearence on Centenial of Flight celebration in Dayton this year. They cited economical reasons as well.