MIASkies From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 1394 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3932 times:
Well considering they just canceled their debt I would think they would win the order...Sudan would be obliged to go Airbus and they are in the "watch list" for all U.S. financial institution; meaning = they cannot do business w/ the U.S., meaning = No Boeing.
N79969 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3690 times:
Besides the incredibly bad business sense in this decision, why on earth is anyone cutting the Sudanese government any slack whatsoever? The Sudanense government is in the middle of conducting of mass murder. Why does Airbus want to business with these people?
Flying-Tiger From Germany, joined Aug 1999, 4176 posts, RR: 35
Reply 6, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3637 times:
Well, as a cynic you could say that the US government is conducting murder in Iraq as well - so why do business with them? But that´s political and doesn´t belong here - for that there is an Off-topic Forum. We should never forget that usually moral comes after business - and that´s the case for companies from both sides of the Atlantic.
Back to the point: Sudan and the southern Sudan provinces just weeks ago signed a peace accord for the first time in decades, and except for the Dafur province it appears to be quite calm in Sudan.
Even though the article says "new aircraft" it doesn´t necessarily mean factory fresh planes. A 5 year old 320 is still a "new" aircraft. I guess we´re talking here about a mix of A320 and 330s, maybe 5 + 1. Airbus must think that cancelling the debt is making sense to them, otherwise they wouldn´t cancelled it. Maybe they don´t think that they will ever get this "old" money due to contractual issues, and they think it is better to have a fresh start than to sit on an old pile of debt they will never get. We will never know it...
DAYflyer From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3807 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3535 times:
Talk about politics. Another example of a bought order from the marketing wonders at Airbus and the EU. Then they have the nerve to call Boeing's orders in Japan for the 787 "political orders". What hypocrisy.