Dynkrisolo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 4205 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 , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 4118 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 , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 4064 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.