Indy From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 4485 posts, RR: 19 Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2318 times:
I used to live in Melbourne and I think it would be an interesting choice especially with Grumman already being there. And its not like they would be in the way of passenger traffic. You could probably flatten the terminal there and put up the factory and no one would notice.
Loggat From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 665 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2269 times:
Quoting NYC777 (Reply 1): Doesn't matter 'cause the USAF isn't about to give another govt. subsidy to Airbus on top of the one they already receive from the EU.
That makes no sense. Airbus don't want to build a new site in the US to build planes for Fiji do they? The US government is the one PURCHASING the new airplanes for THEMSELVES, whether it is Boeing or Airbus. The USAF didn't say "oh, we have some spare money, let's help out Boeing/Airbus and not get anything in return." If I go out and buy a new computer from Dell, I am not giving subsidies to Dell am I?
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Leelaw From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2253 times:
Dow Jones - 05/05/05:
...the U.S. factory, which could begin operations as soon as next year.
"...After careful evaluation, four locations emerged as the sites most capable of meeting the transportation, personnel and manufacturing demands of large military aircraft assembly," said Ralph Crosby Jr., chairman and CEO of EADS North America.
"The site we ultimately select will be our partner in creating the U.S. industrial capacity necessary to produce the best, most capable aerial refueling tanker aircraft for the U.S. Air Force," Crosby said.
More than 70 sites from 32 states had responded to a request by the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Co. (5730.FR), parent company of Airbus, for information on the bidding process...
...EADS has said it hoped to build a refueling tanker to compete with the Boeing 767 for a multibillion dollar Air Force contract to replace the aging fleet of Boeing-built KC-135 tankers.
...The four sites selected as finalists are Mobile Downtown Airport, Mobile, Ala., Melbourne International Airport, Melbourne, Fla.; Stennis International Airport, Kiln, Miss.; and Charleston International Airport, North Charleston, S.C.
The four finalists will have until the end of May to submit a detailed bid. EADS North America said it expects to select the site by July.
Initially, the company plans an engineering center that would employ 100 to 150 people. If the company wins the Air Force contract, it would then team with a U.S. defense contractor to build the factory, which could employ as many as 1,100 people.
Speculation has centered on a possible partnership with Northrup Grumman Corp., but EADS officials have not confirmed that a deal has been reached."
FriendlySkies From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 4072 posts, RR: 5 Reply 9, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1982 times:
There is one and only one reason why I don't see the USAF ordering the A330 Tanker. The current US-EU feuding over Airbus subsidies. Now what would it look like if the US gov't made a huge deal over Airbus, and then turned around and ordered a crapload of airplanes from them?
Atmx2000 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 4576 posts, RR: 39 Reply 10, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1916 times:
Quoting FriendlySkies (Reply 9): Now what would it look like if the US gov't made a huge deal over Airbus, and then turned around and ordered a crapload of airplanes from them?
Actually, it would neutralize the issue that Boeing receives indirect subsidies through DoD purchases, when combined with EADS/Airbus orders from European militaries. Launch aid in the form of loans that can be partially forgiven if a product fails would have a poor case.
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