Squirrel83 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3875 times:
My question is sparked by the following article
Why should IA pay an extra Rs 5,000 crore for 43 aircraft when the EU major has offered Air Asia a price of $26 million or less per aircraft in ready-to-fly condition for delivery in 2006? the MPs ask. If IA benchmarks its contract on the price offered to Air Asia, it will spend $1.2 billion against the $2 billion reportedly being paid out.
Trex8 From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 5430 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3744 times:
there is also the costs of the financing which is not always part of the announced "price". ie it may be more expensive ultimately to buy a plane for say 10 million at 9% interest over 12 years as opposed to 12 million at 4% over 6 years.(actual numbers may not be right but you get the idea!)
and which argument is that, AWST had an article maybe last fall when they quoted someone as saying if Airbus had to pay commercial interest rates on their "low interest" loans from the Euro govts it would increase the price of every plane they made by all of several tens of thousands of dollars only! hardly anything to make or break a deal. you change the basis points for the interest rate for the financing a little and you get more spread!
in any case with the a320 program they are just printing money like a mint whenever they sell one. and if they want to not make money on that particular line as they have paid off their govt creditors already, its hardly a new business practise to subsidise one product by making a loss on another!
Danialanwar From Switzerland, joined Mar 2001, 421 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3637 times:
It's a commercial company. So the final decision will be with the CEO or maybe some very senior manager (given rather low volume high impact of purchases). The CEO is then responsible to ensure Airbus produced the results that it's owners (EADS and whoever else) commissioned him to achieve.
I have never heard of complaints that subsidies go to specific purchases ... as far as I am aware, all subsidies go into development. So I really dont see the EU or one government telling Airbus to give Air Asia extra discount!!! Governments may help countries purchase planes by giving loans to those countries that will then be used to buy the planes. Or help the decision making by offering traffic rights into Paris.
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