ROP From Thailand, joined Jun 2001, 239 posts, RR: 0 Posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 4709 times:
The latest news from Paris
The French official has officially announced today that Thai Airways order 8 A-340-500/600s costing approximately 1 billion euro. yes, Thai PM is now on the Paris visit.. So the order is confirmed...
I've heard that Thai order airbus because of having some agricultural products export deal with EU.
ROP From Thailand, joined Jun 2001, 239 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 4619 times:
Sure, TG will also gets 7 ex-UAL 744s. the reason they also order airbus is to expand its fleet and route plan. However, the main real reasos is the economic deal wtih EU. Thailand will get more green light to export the frozen checken and shrimp product into EU countries.
Dynkrisolo From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1874 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 4423 times:
FWIW, TG wanted to order the 345 and 346 last year. But it was reported in the Thai press that the TG board was pressured to disapprove the order due to unsatisfactory settlement between Thailand and the EU on the poultry and shrimp export matters. There are governments who will leverage their national airline's aircraft purchases to get concessions from the EU or the US. Airbus and Boeing will leverage their respective government's influence to get orders. Who is more evil? I'll keep my opinion to myself.
Na From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10934 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 4392 times:
Every big aircraft deal these days, at least from state carriers, has its diplomatic, political issues as well.
So far no news.
Good news though for Airbus again who outbeat Boeing this year in a rather dramatic way.
Interesting to read in Flight international also that these airbusses are meant to replace 777-300s, which will be redeployed to less prestigious routes (and maybe sold midterm?).
747-451 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 2417 posts, RR: 5
Reply 16, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 4176 times:
"you're right, he just announces retaliation against France on national television....that's free trade too"
No that's French deception. From viloating UN trade sanctions (which should call for UN sanction against them) to twisting the arms of nations into buying Airbus aircraft so that they will not be locked out of the European market...that's a special kind of crassness.
Scorpio From Belgium, joined Oct 2001, 5070 posts, RR: 44
Reply 20, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 4145 times:
just quit it, before you manage to ruin YET ANOTHER post with this childish manure. And keep the smart-ass flamebait remarks to yourself next time. They are of no interest to those of us with an EQ of over 12.