RootsAir From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2005, 4188 posts, RR: 36 Posted (10 years 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 5320 times:
I would like to know if its possible to know how aircraft companies like Boeing or Airbus get financed. There is of course, the cost of an aircraft paid by airlines or leasing companies. There are also shareholders .I also suppose governments in the U.S for Boeing and the E.U also make some kind of subside via tax money. Do some airlines also participate financially to the developemnt of an aircrat. I always hear how the 764 was made specially for CO and DL and how EK always puts pressure on Airbus or boeing to modify an aircraft.
Thus I would like to know what the different sources of income for A and B could be that I have forgotten to mention.
thanks in advance
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A388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 10728 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 5245 times:
Let the battle begin boys, haha. I'm sorry, I just had to say this as a joke
I just see where this thread is going to (again) which is an A vs. B battle.
But to get on the topic, I think you answered most of your questions yourself, albeit in a general way. Aircraft are increasingly developed in close co-operation with the potential airlines. About the subisidies issue, everybody has a different view on this. I'm not that familiar with it.
Lehpron From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 7028 posts, RR: 20
Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 5121 times:
I would think maybe, that a concept or part of it are discussed with potential contractors and subcontractors such that everyone bares the burden of cost. RR may make the engines, avionics could be by Honeywell, etc. Cost is spread out.
Common sense tells me that some of the profits from years of success may be used as research or whatnot towards other enterprises. That's what I would do, at least.
Perhaps like smaller businesses, each corporation may take out a loan to be paid back.
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Tugger From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 6556 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 5055 times:
This is one where the passions are just too great and the disagreements too strong. It will be dangerous if it gets started so far I bet it's too hot for people to want to get into. Kinda like a hot tub that's too hot: Everybody would love to get into it but it's just TOO HOT!
Of course I will watch to see what happens.
[Edited 2006-04-28 03:31:15]
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